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Toolkit: Second Skin

Dean Brough and Natalie Wright, QUT

Photo courtesy of Natalie Wright

Fashion design education to enhance sun safety awareness.

A toolkit designed to facilitate greater understanding of the role of fashion design in society and the value of design thinking skills in solving wicked challenges. The program uses fashion as a catalyst to provide a framework for young people to address a systemic health issue (skin cancer), and in doing so, obtain a more acute awareness of the sun safety message (alternative to a scare campaign).

Author

Dean Brough and Natalie Wright, QUT

Benchmarks

Australian Curriculum

Curriculum Areas

Science, Art, Home Economics, Industrial Technology and Design, SOSE

Teaching Level

3–6, 7-10

Expected Duration

60 mins x 7

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