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

  • Zabe MacEachren Queen’s University
Keywords: self-study, sock knitting, dementia, brain, learning

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
MacEachrenZ. (2011). Using Brain Research and the Experience of Knitting Socks in Teacher Education. LEARNing Landscapes, 5(1), 177-192. https://doi.org/10.36510/learnland.v5i1.540