International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
P-ISSN: 2971-5121
E-ISSN: 3027-1819

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Application of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Flat Techniques in Teaching Pattern Drafting by Clothing Lecturers in Universities in South East, Nigeria

Eunice Ifenyinwa Ugwu1, Margret Ndidiamaka Ezeaku1*, Blessing Ijeoma Attah1, Udochukwu M Emeghebo1, Emmanuel Chekwube Eze2

1Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, P.M.B. 41001 Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
2Department of Computer and Robotics Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 41001 Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Margret Ndidiamaka Ezeaku, Department of Home Economics and Hospitality Management Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 41001, Enugu State, Nigeria. (E-mail: ezeaku.margret@unn.edu.ng)

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the application of computer aided design (CAD) and Flat techniques in teaching pattern drafting by clothing lecturers in Universities in South East, Nigeria. The population for the study was 48 lecturers. The entire number of Clothing lecturers in the above three universities were used because of the manageable size. A questionnaire was utilized for data collection (0.94 Cronbach’s alpha). Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The major findings of the study showed that some of the challenges in the application of CAD and Flat instructional techniques in teaching pattern drafting include lack of skills on the part of the teachers, insufficient numbers of computers and insufficient technical support for teachers, among others. Orientation of teachers on the importance of computer aided design instruction, using blended approach in teaching, and use of another pattern drafting technique among others are strategies to overcoming the challenges of CAD and Flat technique of pattern drafting instruction by Clothing Lecturers. Among the recommendations made was that curriculum planners and lecturers should make effort to adopt the use of CAD as one of the instructional techniques in teaching pattern drafting.

Keywords: CAD, Clothing, Flat drafting, Pattern Drafting, Techniques

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Publication date:

2023-07-15

DOI

https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v2n1.003

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2

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29-43

How to cite:

Ugwu, E.I., Ezeaku, M.N., Attah, B.I., Emeghebo, U.M., & Eze, E.C. (2023). Application of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Flat Techniques in Teaching Pattern Drafting by Clothing Lecturers in Universities in South East, Nigeria. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 2(1), 29-43.  https://doi.org/10.57012/ijhhr.v2n1.003