Interdisciplinary educational approaches to clothing longevity

McLaren, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9909-5403, Claxton, S., Hill, H. and Cooper, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8623-2918, 2017. Interdisciplinary educational approaches to clothing longevity. In: C. Bakker and R. Mugge, eds., PLATE: Product Lifetimes And The Environment: Conference Proceedings of PLATE 2017, Delft, the Netherlands, 8-10 November 2017. Research in design series, 9 . Amsterdam: IOS Press, pp. 477-479. ISBN 9781614998198

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How do we encourage and enable interdisciplinary systems thinking approaches to sustainable fashion design and business education? In preparation for a workshop at the 2017 PLATE conference, this paper introduces the context of a toolkit – The Clothing Durability Dozen (Cooper at al, 2016b) – aimed at enabling students to collaborate and learn about clothing longevity across disciplines and creating a better understanding of the roles that different departments can play in placing sustainable design strategies at the heart of the clothing industry. In line with education for sustainable development (ESD) principles, objectives include stimulating learning and promote core competencies, such as critical and systemic thinking, collaborative decision-making, and taking responsibility for present and future generations. In the workshop, participants will trial and contribute to the development of the toolkit and any necessary supporting material, the final version of which will be available for use as an educational tool.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: McLaren, A., Claxton, S., Hill, H. and Cooper, T.
Publisher: IOS Press
Place of Publication: Amsterdam
Date: November 2017
Volume: 9
ISBN: 9781614998198
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 31 Aug 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 09:51

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