Course Title: Introduction to Sustainable Innovation for Fashion and Textiles

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Sustainable Innovation for Fashion and Textiles

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MANU2502

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

350H Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr. Rebecca Van Amber

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 9157

Course Coordinator Email: rebecca.vanamber@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B513 F01 R003

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to key social, environmental and political issues underpinning sustainable innovation in the fashion and textiles industry.  Socio-technical and circular economy principles will provide a framework within which to analyse the complex networks of production, use and disposal of fashion and textile products, and their impacts on society and the planet. You will investigate current industry practices and evaluate emerging alternatives, giving consideration to the requirements for widespread positive change within the sector.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

PLO1: Demonstrate and apply a diverse and industry-relevant body of skills and knowledge in sustainable innovation for the fashion and textiles industry, related fields and emerging markets.

PLO2: Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on sustainable innovation in both local and international contexts.

PLO3: Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse contexts within the field of fashion and textiles sustainable innovation.


Course Learning outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO 1: Identify and explain key social, environmental and/or ethical issues within the local and global fashion and textiles industry.

CLO 2: Analyse contemporary and emerging sustainable and innovation strategies in fashion and textiles.

CLO 3: Identify, evaluate and cite a variety of research sources appropriate to academic writing.


Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class online and self-directed activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement. Class activities will promote your ability to investigate, plan, analyse, prototype, and realise ideas for fashion and textile based sustainable innovation.


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. 

Assessment Tasks:
Assessment Task 1: Case Study Presentation (25%), CLOs 1 & 3
Assessment Task 2: Journal Article (30%), CLOs 1 & 3 
Assessment Task 3: Case Study Investigation (45%), CLOs 1, 2 & 3    
 
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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.