Pedagogy and Professional Development

Collaborative teaching for creative possibility: The combination of technology and construction

  • Hae Jin Gam (University of North Texas)
  • Jennifer Elaine Stanley (University of North Texas)
  • Chanjuan Chen (University of North Texas)


The fashion industry has evolved with the use of various technologies in recent years. This research proposes a collaborative teaching method to effectively teach technology-based courses by combining them with construction courses, thereby enhancing the learning experiences of fashion design students. Instructors from two different design courses collaborated to develop projects that allowed students to learn, apply new knowledge, and gain further insight into the course content. The focus of this research was on a collaborative teaching project aimed at understanding the experiences of both instructors and undergraduate students. The research questions are 1) how do apparel educators perceive the technique of teaching digital textile printing in undergraduate curriculum and 2) what impact does collaborative teaching have on students’ experiences of learning digital textile printing?

Keywords: collaborative teaching, draping, digital printing, textile print

How to Cite:

Gam, H., Stanley, J. E. & Chen, C., (2024) “Collaborative teaching for creative possibility: The combination of technology and construction”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 80(1). doi:



Published on
25 Jan 2024
Peer Reviewed