Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours (3 contact hours per week). |
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Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
This subject will explore the changes in the form and nature of work sectors over modern times with an emphasis on the Health, Office and Education sectors. The exploration will show how the form and nature of accommodation has changed in response to various economic, social, cultural and technological factors affecting work and its spatial organisation. The scope of changes in the nature of work will include the theories, models and frameworks that relate to: Changing work practices, including managerial, financial, and organisational structure; Industrial relations; Worker rights; Workplace amenity; Organisational Ecology; Impacts of technological change to workplace practices, including information management, communications, machinery and equipment; Urban development and financial aspects of workplace accommodation procurement, including development incentives and investment and leasing practices.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to: discuss the general forces and the social and cultural ideas that have shaped the form and design of workplaces for Health, Offices and Education over the last two Centuries; explain the differences
between functional determinism, new workplaces as vehicles for change versus responses to change; and the proposition that buildings are cultural artefacts and the workplace as a form of human ecology.
On successful completion of this subject, student should have improved the following generic skills:
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