Join AHEA for this interesting and informative webinar with a University of Alberta Human Ecology Masters student.
Amanda Jurgens is both a full time student and a teacher, who lives and works in northern Saskatchewan. She began her journey into the world of sewing and clothing at her grandma’s old Singer sewing machine and grew to love the subject of home economics in high school. Amanda continued exploring the topic of home economics at the University of Saskatchewan in the department of home economics education. After 8 years of teaching; including 4 years of teaching cooking and sewing to grades 7-10, Amanda enrolled as a graduate student in the material culture program at the University of Alberta in the department of human ecology. Amanda is curious about how historical home economics guides can illustrate explicit and implicit teaching about everyday materials around us like our homes, our clothing and our bodies.