New beginnings

I have just experienced my first session on the Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education unit. Through this experience and meeting fellow students/colleagues on the course I have learnt something very interesting about the history of my specialism of Shoe making that could have a very  positive addition to my teaching and learning in relation to this unit.

Credit for this information exchange goes to Jheni Arboine.

Modern Shoe making was developed by a number of inventors and engineers A significant person of interest was Jan Metzeliger of African American descent who invented a machine that would last and attach the sole of a shoe and increase production and therefore decrease cost. I look forward to researching this information and individual in more detail and introducing this into my teaching.

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Jan Ernst Metzeliger 1852 – 1889


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