Using Brain Research and the Experience of Knitting Socks in Teacher Education

  • Zabe MacEachren Queen’s University

Abstract

This article is a self-study of the experience of introducing sock knitting as a course assignment for teacher candidates. The idea originated from a personal desire to easily turn a sock heel while dealing with dementia in an aging parent who once knit well. The adaptations this assignment have undergone are explained with regards to a personal ongoing study of brain research, reflections about teaching knitting, and students’ comments about the challenges of learning to knit socks.

Published
2011-05-01
How to Cite
MACEACHREN, Zabe. Using Brain Research and the Experience of Knitting Socks in Teacher Education. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 177-192, may 2011. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Using-Brain-Research-and-the-Experience-of-Knitting-Socks-in-Teacher-Education>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2018.