Innovation: the Fashion Industry

Optional assignments to show your students’ progress

When setting this course for your students, you can choose what work they must send you to show their progress. You may wish to set your own assignments, but to make it easier, you can use one or more of the options described here.

The options you can choose from are shown below, depending on how you want to use the course, either with students working on it individually, having group online discussions, or using the class resources in the classroom.

All the text you need to set the work is included in the Innovation: the Fashion Industry Teacher Pack.

Students work on the course individually and send back individual work

The simplest approach is for the students to each complete the course and then submit a piece (or pieces) of work to you based on their learning, using their school email or other agreed communication method. Here are some options for work you can set them (all described in detail in the Teacher Pack):

Option 1: Reflection

They write a short reflection discussing what they have learned on the course.

Option 2: Test questions

Once they finish the course, they complete a short, written assessment with open questions. The questions cover how fashion innovation is portrayed.

Option 3: Activities

Students complete a single activity or research task based on some of the content from the course.

Option 4: Project

Based on their learning in the course, they work on a project to explore the innovations in fashion owned in their wardrobe.

Students work on the course individually and then participate in a group online discussion

If you have regular online sessions with your students, you could use these to discuss the content from the course (discussions could be video or text-based). This could be a general discussion, or feature presentation and/or discussion of group work.

Group discussion:

The discussion covers the general theme of fashion innovation in clothes at home.

Group work:

In small groups, they develop a group presentation (including additional research) that they work on before the session and then present. The task is to analyse the differences between adverts for fashion over different decades.

Additional support

You can use the ‘How to use FutureLearn‘ guide with your students to get them started.