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2007

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Design Piracy: Student Perceptions Of A Constructive Controversy Activity, Sara B. Marcketti Dec 2007

Design Piracy: Student Perceptions Of A Constructive Controversy Activity, Sara B. Marcketti

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Optimal learning occurs when students are interested in the subject matter, are motivated with challenging and quality learning opportunities, and when immersed in atmospheres that make learning enjoyable. One technique to promote optimal learning is through the use of constructive controversies. The purpose of this study was to provide an example of a constructive controversy and to explore student perceptions regarding the learning format. The respondents (n=126 undergraduates) engaged in the constructive controversy assignment and completed a questionnaire to assess variables including new thinking, enjoyment, and demographic information. Regression analysis indicated that new thinking as a result of participation ...


The Process And Meaning Of Collecting Ethnographic Textiles., Sara B. Marcketti, Jennifer Yurchisin, Susan J. Torntore Jan 2007

The Process And Meaning Of Collecting Ethnographic Textiles., Sara B. Marcketti, Jennifer Yurchisin, Susan J. Torntore

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Consumption is one way individuals effectively deal with their feelings of anomie, or social instability resulting from a breakdown of standards and values, in contemporary, postmodern society. Through the purchase and use of particular products, consumed objects create or produce personal identities. A specialized form of consumption, collecting, in this case ethnographic textile collecting, plays a key role in the quest for self-authentication and community in contemporary Western Culture. In this paper, twelve collectors of ethnographic textiles were interviewed to better understand the manners and meanings of collecting as a specialized form of consumption. The collectors of ethnographic textiles used ...