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Ritter, Mickala; Kandiah, Jay; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2018
Individuals and families are constantly juggling multiple professional and personal commitments that may contribute to stress. Repeated stressors can impair mental and physical health thereby affecting healthy living. Family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals' expertise is critical in providing strategies to alleviate stress. This article…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Consumer Science, Family Life Education, Quality of Life
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Ahmadi, Reza; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2017
Teachers are not always aware of how the classroom design influences teaching, particularly in many family and consumer sciences (FCS) classes that require studio space, such as apparel and interior design classes. The purpose of this paper is to introduce strategies to assess studio spaces that are designed for enhancement of student learning.…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Consumer Science, Classroom Design, Interior Design
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Kandiah, Jay; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
The purpose of this study is to investigate family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals' perceptions of multidisciplinary collaboration in teaching, research, and service. A focus group and survey were participants identified projects, strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions related to collaboration.Topics and projects that incorporated…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Teacher Attitudes
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Saiki, Diana; Nam, Jinhee; Beck, Jessica – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2012
This article highlights the structure, procedures, and outcomes of a course organized using a student-directed learning approach to develop an online exhibition website as an outcome for a client. The teaching strategy required students to work in teams and carefully plan assignments to build on the development of the exhibition. Students said…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Sustainability, Time Management, Student Centered Curriculum
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McFadden, Joan R.; Saiki, Diana – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005
Computer technology has become important in Family and Consumer Science (FCS) because it offers improved communication with capabilities such as the Internet that allows for a "more productive workplace" (Jones, 2003, p. 38). Kittross and Gordon (2003) alerted users that as computer technology evolves, there is a need for colleges and universities…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Sciences, Consumer Science, Internet