The Sustainable Fashion Academy’s mission is to equip leaders and entrepreneurs on different levels of the fashion industry with knowledge and tools to run more sustainable businesses, applying special emphasis on industry innovations. One of its services offered is SFA Online. It is essentially courses, offered to industry professionals via an online platform that is also updated with the latest relevant news when it comes to sustainable apparel innovations.
To launch its first course “The Sustainability Fundamentals” in the fall of 2015, SFA teamed up with brands engaging in these questions and realizing the need for both education and collaboration, among them Filippa K, H&M and Haglöfs.
« We don’t need more time in the classroom to learn how to think and perform in the face of real-world challenges. »
In developing SFA Online and approaching staff engagement, education and training, SFA have explored the potential in applying gaming principles to current and future courses. Executive director of SFA Michael Scraggier references Jessica Trybus when explaining why: “We don’t need more time in the classroom to learn how to think and perform in the face of real-world challenges. We need effective, interactive experiences that motivate and actively engage us in the learning process.”
This is where gaming-based learning comes in. “As it turns out, for many years, video game designers have been producing and refining highly motivated learning environments for their players to enjoy”, says Michael Schragger.
Thus, SFA sees relevance in learning from “gamers” when creating effective learning experiences for professionals in the apparel sector. Using simple gaming principles in the first SFA Online course is a first step.
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