Active Learning in Fashion and Textiles Supply Chain Management
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Tsan-Ming Choi
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 19, 2012; Accepted Date: April 19, 2012; Published Date: April 21, 2012
Citation: Choi TM (2012) Active Learning in Fashion and Textiles Supply Chain Management. J Textile Sci Eng 2:e105. doi: 10.4172/2165-8064.1000e105
Copyright: © 2012 Choi TM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In today’s digital era, students are no longer passive learners because they can access information conveniently anywhere anytime through, e.g. their mobile computing devices such as iphone. In order to arouse students’ interests in learning as well as enhance teaching, there is a need to incorporate more activities in class which means establishing active learning. Here active learning refers to a learning process in which students will actively engage by, e.g. working on some real cases, projects and simulation games. In fact, prior research on higher education indicates that active learning is especially important for tertiary and advanced education because it emphasizes higher ordering thinking such as synthesized analysis and solution development. Based on my own teaching and curriculum development experience with active learning components for over a decade, I discuss and propose in this paper several practical ways on how active learning can be incorporated into the subject on fashion and textiles supply chain management. I also suggest several future research areas on active learning and teaching for fashion and textiles supply chain management and related subjects.