Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Fashion, Textiles, Place and Story
Credit Points: 12.00
Course Coordinator: Dr Tarryn Handcock and Verity Prideax
Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 2781 / 03 9925 9245
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Course Coordinator Location: B511 F03 R008 / B513 F01 R003
Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
This course focuses on stories of place and experiences of belonging. You will learn about Indigenous Australian perspectives and practices including ‘caring for country’ as you begin to consider our shared futures within the fashion and textiles industry.
Place and community are explored from different perspectives including being On Country, local and global, personal and disciplinary. Activities such as observing, sharing, listening and reflecting are framed as ways of learning and knowing that seek common ground. Through the course you will work towards establishing strong relationships and making connections that will enable you to identify shared human responsibilities toward place and community, as well as developing skills to reflect on and share your own perspectives in relation to the field of fashion and textiles.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
BP121 Bachelor of Textiles (Design):
PLO 7: Demonstrate an awareness of the cultural, social, ethical and environmental contexts and impacts of textile design and related industries
BP328 Bachelor of Fashion (Design):
PLO 7: Demonstrate, through individual and collaborative critical and reflective practice, an awareness of the cultural, social, ethical and environmental contexts of fashion design.
BP326 Bachelor of Fashion and Textiles (Sustainable Innovation):
PLO 5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
BP327 Bachelor of Fashion (Enterprise):
PLO 5: Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness through ethical and reflective practice.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
CLO 1: Identify and discuss ways in which Indigenous Australian practices of caring for country and sharing stories can develop broader understandings of human responsibilities to place, community, and fashion and textiles futures.
CLO 2: Reflect on relationships between personal life story, response to place and, fashion and textile practices.
Overview of Learning Activities
Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement.
Class activities promote a sensitive understanding of place and differing cultural histories and personal identities. Learning will occur both inside and outside the classroom and will require engagement with the physical world in order to identify and develop a sense of place and appreciation of land, heritage and shared futures. The course will also include off-campus field trips in order to develop broader understandings of place in the community.
Collaborative group work will strengthen cross-cultural learning, shared perspectives.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
RMIT Library provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.
Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles Subject Guides for more information.
The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
Assessment tasks are directly aligned with each Course Learning Outcome. They are as follows:
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
Assessment Task 1: Place (20%)
Assessment Task 2: Our Business (40%)
CLOs: 1 & 2
Assessment Task 3: Sharing (40%)
If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.