The concept of signature-agogy in an undergraduate program in construction management

Ronald WEBBER, Alan Todhunter, Philip Love

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Abstract

Each Australian provider of an undergraduate degree in Construction Management (CM) has latitude in the mix of subjects that constitutes an offering. The regulation and accreditation of programs delivered by a multitude of Universities provides comfort to stakeholders that the minimum requirements of those individual bodies have been satisfied. This approach has been well served and has demonstrated evolution over the years. Indeed, recent investigations have taken place with well-qualified recommendations as to content and approach (Newton et al, 2011). Notwithstanding, there may be potential to investigate in more broadly based style to better define the uniqueness of our studies and the desired methods of teaching and learning in the field of CM. This paper builds on the intersection of curriculum with threshold concepts and as a means to define the ‘signature-agogy’ of CM. It is argued that reflecting on the ways of thinking and practicing (WTP) in CM may provide the framework for reviewing the best way to educate our future leaders. Suggestions are made with regard to incorporation of these principles in the broader overview of individual undergraduate programs
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRICS COBRA AUBEA 2015
Subtitle of host publicationThe Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
PublisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Pages1-11
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781783210718
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventRICS COBRA AUBEA 2015: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; The Australasian Universities’ Building Educators Association Conference - University of Technology Sydney and University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
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ConferenceRICS COBRA AUBEA 2015
Abbreviated titleCOBRA 2015
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period8/07/1510/07/15
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WEBBER, R., Todhunter, A., & Love, P. (2015). The concept of signature-agogy in an undergraduate program in construction management. In RICS COBRA AUBEA 2015: The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (pp. 1-11). Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.