Journey or Destination? Effective student learning in transport planning

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Title Journey or Destination? Effective student learning in transport planning
Author Burke, Matthew Ian
Publication Title Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS)
Editor Sipe, N.
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Griffith University
Abstract Transport planning is an integral part of most Australian planning programs. This paper summarises research conducted at Griffith University in 2009 on teaching and learning in transport planning education. A detailed examination of learning objectives is used to frame the problem, drawn from course outlines in Australian and US planning programs. Where once transport planning education was narrowly focused on predicting and planning for roadway capacity, the subject now encompasses a wider set of problems including sustainability, equity, neighbourhood amenity and health (Handy et al. 2002:piii). Learning objectives therefore include: understandings of planning theory, and how these relate to transportation planning; understandings of key concepts in transportation and land use planning; practical skills in capturing information on travel behaviour, in analysing that data, and in modelling and simulation to predict transport futures; and, other educational goals, including academic writing, statistical skill development, and presentation skills. The paper explores how these learning objectives can best be met, using examples provided by Frank (2002), Flyvberg (2001), Van Zuelen (2000) and Rose (2006). Recent changes to the Griffith University course in line with these approaches are then examined in detail, noting both their advantages and their significant limitations.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/australian-new-zealand-association-planning-schools-2009
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.
Conference name Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools (ANZAPS)
Location Brisbane, Australia
Date From 2009-08-28
Date To 2009-08-30
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29870
Date Accessioned 2010-03-02
Date Available 2010-05-28T03:08:23Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Urban and Regional Planning; Transport Planning
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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