Pedagogy and Professional Development

Global Learning Engagement and Collaborative Fashion Education: A Conceptual Framework

  • Hye-Shin Kim (University of Delaware)
  • Sheng Lu (University of Delaware)


Fashion education relying on traditional textbooks faces growing challenges as the fashion industry becomes increasingly fast-moving, digital-based, and interconnected. Conventional fashion textbooks can quickly become outdated, whereas instructors often have neither the financial nor intellectual resources to expose students to the latest fashion market information. Further, cultural and language barriers also make it challenging for fashion educators to introduce the global fashion markets to their students without filtering through their own cultural lens. In response to the challenges, this concept paper proposes an open educational resource (OER)-based learning engagement framework for global fashion education. The new framework creates a pathway for a global community of fashion scholars to collaborate on sharing and co-developing regional-specific knowledge.

Keywords: GlobalEngagement, Education, Fashion, Global, Engagement

How to Cite:

Kim, H. & Lu, S., (2022) “Global Learning Engagement and Collaborative Fashion Education: A Conceptual Framework”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 79(1). doi:

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Published on
31 Dec 2022
Peer Reviewed