Enhancing the teaching of clothing and textile science: a case study of Mengo senior secondary school Kampala
This study sought to investigate whether the teaching of clothing and textile science, could be enhanced using adequate learning resources at Mengo Senior Secondary School in Kampala Uganda. The study adopted a descriptive cross-sectional survey that included both qualitative and quantitative data. One hundred twenty-eight (128) respondents were sampled to participate in this study and these comprised of One Head teacher, Two Deputies, Four teachers, one laboratory attendant and One hundred twenty learners. Respondents were selected to avail the relevant information. Data was collected using Semi-structured questionnaires, Interviews and observation checklists were analyzed using descriptive statistics. These revealed that for five years 50% of the learners had failed to attain distinctions in UCE examination. This was due to inadequate learning resources, as a result during deliberations at the future workshop in the clothing and textile science, department of Mengo Senior Secondary School, it was decided that there should be an establishment of the following learning resources, namely; the talking laboratory which incorporated a student-centered method with visual aids addressing the four learning lifestyles, visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile. The use of the virtual library helped the teachers and learners to understand complex diagrams by turning the 2D objects which only observes height and width into an engaging 3D learning experience where the height, width and depth were observed and the Question bank instilled in the learners a spirit of owning their learning through individual research.