Fabulous Fashions: Links to Learning, Literacy, and Life

March 1st, 2005 | RESEARCH

Students will apply themselves to learning if the context interests them. Focusing on a subject close to middle school students' hearts, such as fashion, rather than on specific academic tasks such as writing or researching, builds intrinsic motivation for learning. This article explores the Fabulous Fashions program, which engages students in mathematics and literacy through the context of their interest in fashion.


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Anne Thompson, Author, New Jersey After 3


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 4
Page(s): 24

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | Literacy | Mathematics
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs