Pedagogy and Professional Development

Experiential Learning and Service Activities for University Students: Development of the Fashion Earth Project to Foster Leadership and Management Skills through Volunteerism

Authors
  • Anna A. Magie (Texas Woman's University)
  • Deborah D. Young (Texas Woman's University)

Abstract

As a plan to support recycling and sustainability in the fashion industry, the instructor challenged university students enrolled in a career development course to develop a project to build awareness and promote recycling and conservation in the fashion industry through a campus-based project in April, around Earth Day. The teambuilding project was designed to also develop effective leadership and management skills of the students, and through numerous submissions and planning meetings of the class, one multi-faceted project called, Fashion Earth, was selected that would be executed by the class members, in organized teams with specific tasks.

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Magie, A. A. & Young, D. D., (2016) “Experiential Learning and Service Activities for University Students: Development of the Fashion Earth Project to Foster Leadership and Management Skills through Volunteerism”, International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference Proceedings 73(1).

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Published on
09 Nov 2016
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