Towards a value-centric approach to education: Implications of changing practices in construction project management

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The University of Melbourne
Publication Type:
Conference
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Jupp Julie, Forsythe Perry, and Sankaran Sivarama (Shankar) 2010, 'Towards a value-centric approach to education: Implications of changing practices in construction project management', , The University of Melbourne, http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au/events/conferences/aubea2010/, , pp. A078-1-A078-18.
Issue Date:
2010
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This article explores two interdependent subjects underpinning how the built environment is produced: value and integrated teamwork. The concept of value is defined as the relationship between benefits received and costs incurred. Value thereby derives from the values of the judge and in multi-stakeholder construction projects, understanding each membera??s unique value proposition is complex, forming a catalyst for integrated teamwork and interdisciplinary ways of working. These subjects are reviewed in relation to the changes occurring in practice and how they can help inform new approaches to the education of built environment professionals, giving specific attention to construction project management education. In exploring these themes, the authors first review related project management research, before focusing on construction and current trends in practice. The paper then summarises research aimed at developing better theories of value and advancing integrated teamwork in construction. A framework aimed at facilitating a move to an educational model that encompasses a value-based and multidisciplinary approach is presented, followed by discussion and future work.
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