This module promotes the development of critical thinking through the analysis of visual and written material relevant to Textile Design. It also highlights the importance of a greater depth of contextual research, reflection and analysis of visual and written material within your wider creative practice. You will engage in developing an understanding of historical and contemporary contexts and their influence on the theories and debates of textile design and how it relates to contemporary innovations.
The assignment from this module will consist of a 2500--word illustrated essay, including 10 Harvard references equivalent to 500 words based on a selected theme related to your interests and textile practice.
Aims and Objectives
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- develop ideas by applying thinking and concepts informed by art, design and culture context relevant to your practice and discipline
- generate ideas through enquiry, analysis and critical reflection
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- contemporary and historical contexts and their influence on the practice and theory of textile design
- textile design practices, concepts and debates informed by professional, cultural and technological innovations evolving in this field
Transferable and Generic Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- communicate ideas effectively in writing
- utilise subject specific, library and digital resources effectively,
- study independently and produce work to set deadlines
- cite references and sources using the appropriate Harvard style referencing system
Critical Thinking and Writing for Textiles 1 is a Part 2 core module. It promotes and highlights the importance of your critical thinking, reflection and analysis within the creative practice of Textile Design. The visual and written material will support your personal textile practice.
You will be able to consider the context in which you are practicing and be encouraged to articulate through your writing how this context informs and challenges your practice. Lectures, seminars and group discussions will develop your thinking to look critically at a range of differing concepts and perspectives to help inform your design work.
Your output from this module will consist of a 2500-word illustrated essay, including 10 Harvard references equivalent to 500 words based on a theme related to your practice.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching methods include
- Introduction to the module
- Lectures (Students on the Student Exchange Module will not attend, but will able to access lectures through Panopto /Blackboard support)
- Seminars (Students on the Student Exchange Module will not attend, but will receive dedicated support by email and Skype
- Tutorials (Students on the Student Exchange Module will not attend, but will receive dedicated support by email and Skype
- Online support including blackboard
- Introduction to the module (In Semester 1 for those taking the Student Exchange Module)
- Face-to-face by Skype and/or online electronic support if you are studying the Student Exchange module
Learning activities include
- Panopto recordings of teaching sessions for students on exchange
- Peer learning
- Independent study
- Accessing appropriate library and online material
- Formative self-evaluation
- Study Skills Hub
Relationship between the teaching, learning and assessment methods and the planned learning outcomes
Learning in this module is intended to be increasingly independent and self-directed, supported by Blackboard VLE and integrated with Panopto. Panopto is the University Lecture Capture system. In addition to lectures, tutorial support will be available to all students. Students on exchange will be supported through Panopto, skype and email for tutorial support.
The Critical Thinking and Writing for Textiles 1 module encourages you to reflect on your subject area of Textile Design in a contemporary context.
You will critically reflect on your practical work and through this identify areas that will inform a considered and creative approach to your work. This means using a wide context of work from thinkers, writers, designers and practitioners to build an argument and develop your ideas further for the essay.
The assessed outcome of this module is a 2,500-word illustrated essay, including 10 Harvard references equivalent to 500 words.
|Wider reading or practice||40|
|Completion of assessment task||36|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||25|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Harvard citing and referencing systems, including citethemright onlineresource. http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/referencing
Academic Integrity issues. http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash/what-is-academic-integrity
WSA Creative Services: Students can access a wide range of 2D and 3D printing and laser cut facilities..
Blackboard. Blackboard http://blackboard.soton.ac.uk Panopto via Blackboard An on-going relevant reading list to specific projects will be listed on the project brief/s and available on Blackboard
Digital Learning resource for students to access digital support and tutorials. Lynda.com
The Academic Skills Library page for study skills support. http://library.soton.ac.uk/sash
Clarke, M (2007). Verbalising the Visual: Translating art and design into words. AVA Publishing.
Moon, Jennifer (2006). Learning Journals: A Handbook for Reflective Practice and Professional Development. Routledge.
Francis, Pat (2009). Inspiring Writing in Art and Design: Taking a Line for a Write. Intellect Books.
Berger, John (1972). Ways of Seeing. Penguin.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Illustrated essay Essay proposal
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External