Development of Competences for the Fashion Designer: A Scope Review (72856)

Session Information: Professional Development in Education
Session Chair: Adérita Cristina Pereira Fernandes

Thursday, 21 September 2023 14:30
Session: Session 3
Room: Sant Sebastia
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Authenticity presents itself as the warp that interweaves the fashion system and other sectors of society. This dynamic finds in contemporary society the "era of lightness", a system of inconsistency, change, personalization, and seduction that is related to the fashion system. The transition from a production-oriented (industrial) society to a post-industrial society, where knowledge becomes the main factor of production, makes education even more relevant as a means for individuals to occupy their space in society and act on social and environmental issues. In this perspective, the objective of this work is to map the themes that permeate the competencies of Fashion Design professionals through a scope review. This strategy allows for an analysis of evidence on a particular research area, synthesizing the main concepts, theories and knowledge gaps. To support the process, the study makes use of the PRISMA-P (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Protocols), double-blind selection of works, and qualitative thematic analysis. This analysis is divided into five themes: employability; entrepreneurship and digital competencies; sustainability; research and development; production processes. The study's conclusion points to an interconnection of these themes in both the educational process and the professional life of the fashion designer, suggesting a trend toward interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity. Additionally, the study suggests a personalized education, with the development of curricula or others actions in coproduction between educational institutions and society sectors.

This research was partially funded by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001, by the Pró-reitoria de Extensão at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), and by the Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Santa Catarina (IFSC).

Letícia Cunico, Instituto Federal de Educação & Ciência e Tecnologia de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Neri Dos Santos, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Isabel Maria Pinto Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Lucimar Antunes De Araújo, Instituto Federal de Educação & Ciência e Tecnologia de Santa Catarina, Brazil

About the Presenter(s)
Letícia Cunico is professor in the fashion department at IFSC (Federal Institute of Santa Catarina). She is currently a PhD candidate in Engineering and Knowledge Management at UFSC and a scholarship recipient at the University of Minho in Portugal.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00