DESIGNING CHILDREN'S ENVIRONMENTS

PLA4CIE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

During the industrialisation that occurred in the Victorian era, there was a strong push to design better cities and towns to address issues of poverty, education and youth delinquency amongst children and young people.  From the 1960s, there has been increasing research interest in children's and young people's views about their environments and their agency to participate in decision-making affecting their lives.  Founded on notions of children's citizenship, contemporary debate is now focused on normalising children's and young people's participation in political and planning processes. In this fieldwork based subject, students apply concepts of children's rights, health and development within a planning policy context to produce a spatial masterplan design.  The skills learned in this subject also apply to other social groups e.g. older people, new and emerging communities, and people with different abilities. This subject includes mandatory field trips.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be eligible to apply for a working with children check.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, assess and synthesise various sources of data to demonstrate how land use, health and community development policy and practice impact on children's/young people's cognitive, social and physical health and development

Activities:
Lectures,practicums, design project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

02. Critically analyse policy and legislation to ascertain barriers and opportunities to improve children's/young people's citizenship through community inclusion and participation in decision-making

Activities:
Lectures, practicums, design project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Develop a comprehensive masterplan/design that takes a child/youth-centred approach to address contemporary issues related to children's/young peoples needs and aspirations within a social and spatial context

Activities:
Lectures, practicums, design project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One session occurs in Melbourne at Botanic Gardens and at a Melbourne CBD campus 10:00am-5:00pm. One session, usually doing a project with kids, changes each year. It can be located in regional or metropolitan Victoria."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The Bendigo sessions occur as follows: Two consecutive days e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00 at the very beginning of the subject + one day at the end of the subject to present design outcomes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group report (ugrad 2,500 words)This project requires students to create a masterplan design that furthers child and youth friendly urban policy and design.50 01, 02, 03
Practicum assessments (1,500)Students are required to complete practicums related to policy analysis, engagement with children and young people and field observations. Each practicum is designed to support completion of the group project.40 01, 02
Work plan (500 words)Students are required to complete a work plan to ensure timely completion of the group project.10 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One session occurs in Melbourne at Botanic Gardens and at a Melbourne CBD campus 10:00am-5:00pm. One session, usually doing a project with kids, changes each year. It can be located in regional or metropolitan Victoria."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The Bendigo sessions occur as follows: Two consecutive days e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00 at the very beginning of the subject + one day at the end of the subject to present design outcomes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group report (ugrad 2,500 words)This project requires students to create a masterplan design that furthers child and youth friendly urban policy and design.50 01, 02, 03
Practicum assessments (1,500)Students are required to complete practicums related to policy analysis, engagement with children and young people and field observations. Each practicum is designed to support completion of the group project.40 01, 02
Work plan (500 words)Students are required to complete a work plan to ensure timely completion of the group project.10 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One session occurs in Melbourne at Botanic Gardens and at a Melbourne CBD campus 10:00am-5:00pm. One session, usually doing a project with kids, changes each year. It can be located in regional or metropolitan Victoria."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The Bendigo sessions occur as follows: Two consecutive days e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00 at the very beginning of the subject + one day at the end of the subject to present design outcomes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group report (ugrad 2,500 words)This project requires students to create a masterplan design that furthers child and youth friendly urban policy and design.50 01, 02, 03
Practicum assessments (1,500)Students are required to complete practicums related to policy analysis, engagement with children and young people and field observations. Each practicum is designed to support completion of the group project.40 01, 02
Work plan (500 words)Students are required to complete a work plan to ensure timely completion of the group project.10 01, 02, 03

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One session occurs in Melbourne at Botanic Gardens and at a Melbourne CBD campus 10:00am-5:00pm. One session, usually doing a project with kids, changes each year. It can be located in regional or metropolitan Victoria."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The Bendigo sessions occur as follows: Two consecutive days e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00 at the very beginning of the subject + one day at the end of the subject to present design outcomes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group report (ugrad 2,500 words)This project requires students to create a masterplan design that furthers child and youth friendly urban policy and design.50 01, 02, 03
Practicum assessments (1,500)Students are required to complete practicums related to policy analysis, engagement with children and young people and field observations. Each practicum is designed to support completion of the group project.40 01, 02
Work plan (500 words)Students are required to complete a work plan to ensure timely completion of the group project.10 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"One session occurs in Melbourne at Botanic Gardens and at a Melbourne CBD campus 10:00am-5:00pm. One session, usually doing a project with kids, changes each year. It can be located in regional or metropolitan Victoria."

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Three 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The Bendigo sessions occur as follows: Two consecutive days e.g.; Friday-Saturday from 10:00am-5:00 at the very beginning of the subject + one day at the end of the subject to present design outcomes."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group report (ugrad 2,500 words)This project requires students to create a masterplan design that furthers child and youth friendly urban policy and design.50 01, 02, 03
Practicum assessments (1,500)Students are required to complete practicums related to policy analysis, engagement with children and young people and field observations. Each practicum is designed to support completion of the group project.40 01, 02
Work plan (500 words)Students are required to complete a work plan to ensure timely completion of the group project.10 01, 02, 03