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Difference - Purpose
Modern example of Flinders Street Station
Seen as the only venue to access the train and get from one part of the city to the other (National Library of Australia, n.d.).
Postmodern example of Flinders Street Station (Future design, Melbourne)
To catch a train but also to engage in the experience of the station. E.g. The shopping experience (http://blogs.cv.vic.gov.au/flinders-street-station/page/2/).
Difference - Technology
Modern example of Flinders Street Station
Red brick and grey granite used to build the walls of the station.

Lightweight timber as well as zinc sheets used to form a part of the construction (Davies, 2009).
Postmodern example of Flinders Street Station (Future design, Melbourne)
The interior and exterior venue areas are open plan and designed so that the boundaries are blurred.

There are no clear entrances or exits that indicate that one area has ceased and another has begun.
Education Implications
Modern and Post-modern Architecture
Modern vs Post-Modern Architecture
Modern vs Post-Modern Architecture
Modern vs Post-Modern Architecture
Architectural Changes are aesthetic
Structural changes from modernity to post-modernity
Education buildings in the postmodern era are designed in the way to support student centred pedagogy.
They are open space and they have many purposes unlike the traditional four walls classroom. (NLII, White Paper, 2004).
Student centred pedagogy is now encouraged by the Australian curriculum rather than the transmission model of the modern era (Armbruster, Johnson, Patel, Weiss, 2009).
Modernity vs Post-modernity
is a term of art used in the humanities and social sciences to designate both a historical period (the modern era), as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in post-medieval Europe and have developed since, in various ways and at various times, around the world (Berman, 2010).

Post modernity
: is generally used to describe the economic or cultural state or condition of society which is said to exist after modernity (Perry, 1998).
The work of Featherstone (1990; 2007) is instrumental in unpacking the terms and associated concepts. Modern and Postmodern is in relation to the aesthetic, for example, literature, film, art and architecture, whereas the terms Modernity and Post-modernity are employed by authors writing on the structural elements of the social whole
" (cited in EDFD-553 Social & Cultural Contexts of Education Lecture notes, 29th July, 2014, p. 34).
Modern vs Postmodern
refers to the idea of art, literature, architecture and culture at the end of the 18th century in Europe (EDFD-553 Social & Cultural Contexts of Education Lecture 1, 2014).

Post modern
refers to the ideas of art, literature, architecture and culture from the late 18th century until the present (EDFD-553 Social & Cultural Contexts of Education Lecture 1, 2014).
Old vs New
Municipal House (1383, Prague)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (2003, California)
Union Buildings (1913, South Africa)
Guggenheim Museum (1997, New York)
Ministry of Education and
Health (1943, Brazil)
Burj Al Arab Luxury Hotel (1999, Dubai)
Education Implications
Modern example of Flinders Street Station ( 1910, Melbourne)

Post-modern example of Flinders Street Station (future design, Melbourne)
Education Implications
We will examine the concept of 'users needs are the only needs'. We will look at the modern and post-modern architecture. We will also look at mathematics and how maths has changed from the modern to the post-modern era and its impact on education.

We will include a local example which is Flinders Street station and its image in the modern era compared to its future image in the post modern era.
Architectural changes and its Education Implication
World Map of Modern and Post-modern Architecture
Difference - Purpose
Burj Al Arab Luxury Hotel
The Burj Al Arab was designed to attract the tourists as it is estimated that Dubai will be the centre of the tourism world within the next 10 years due to their huge oil supply. The hotel is also seen as a luxury multifunction venue with theme park references. The theme park is seen as a holiday resort where the guests can relax and pamper themselves(Dowdey, 2012).
Difference - Function
Difference - Technology
Burj Al Arab Luxury Hotel
The Burj Al Arab is a famous seven-star hotel in Dubai. Architect Tom Wright explained that the client desired a structure that was and always would be synonymous with the country. As fishing has always been an important trade Burj Al Arab was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel (Wood, n.d.).
Burj Al Arab Luxury Hotel
In order to make the hotel stand on the seabed, advance technologies were used, such as steel piles drilled into the seabed, hollow blocks made to minimize the force of waves, and three levels of basement sliced out from the sea. Moreover, in regards to its appearance, it consists of a steel exoskeleton, highly reflective and two layers of Teflon-coated fiberglass, and a mast and the defining fabric sail made up the the straight line of the mast and curved sail with beautiful reflection (Dowdey, 2012).
Ministry of Education and Health
The building is featured by its permanent sun-louvers in its north-eastern face while the south-western face is marked by plate glass that was made to be a vast and beauty of the sculpture (Glancey, 1998).
Ministry of Education and Health
The ministry of education and health had one purpose and that was to house the ministry of education and health. The ministry building was seen as a starting point of Latin American Modernism.It was designed by Le Corbusier and a young architect that outperformed all the other architects (Denis, 2009).
Ministry of Education and Health
It was designed with a purpose of building up a new working office for the ministry (Glancey, 1998).
In the modern era, students take more time and use complex manual mathematics in order to interpret the tables and obtain the answers (Gray, 2008).

In the post-modern era, the traditional calculation is discarded and replaced by graphics calculator. The graphics calculator is used to explore new concepts, learn concepts and understand mathematics quicker and depth.
"Use information technologies to investigate bivariate numerical data sets" (ACMSP 279 AusVELS).
Difference - Function
Municipal House
28 electrical and hydraulic lifts, air conditioning system with remote control, pneumatic post, central vacuum cleaner, modern telephone exchange, ice factory, refrigerator and a modern kitchen (PCT, 2014).
Difference - Technology
Difference - Purpose

Municipal House
Built for the general public and the high class society (PCT, 2014).
Difference - Function
Union Buildings
The Buildings are the centre of political life in South Africa they have become metonyms for the South African government (SA-Venues.com, 2014).
Guggenheim Museum
Its functions are similar to a town plaza. The Buildings not only deliver conventional functions but also combine meaning with pluralism. The building has challenged and changed the way people think about museums, architecture and art (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF), 2014).
Difference - Technology
Union Buildings
The interior is treated in the Cape Dutch Style, carved teak fanlights, heavy doors dark ceiling beams contrasting with white plaster walls and heavy wood furniture. The Union Building was built with light sandstone (SA-Venues.com, 2014).
Guggenheim Museum
With its swirling forms and its facade of titanium, glass, and limestone, Gehry’s Guggenheim dances gracefully between architecture and sculpture (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (SRGF),2014).
Difference - Purpose
Union Buildings
They form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the president of South Africa (SA-Venues.com, 2014).
Guggenheim Museum
Guggenheim’s collection of non-objective art, a radical new art form being developed by such artists as Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Piet Mondrian. The architect wanted the building to stand out and be unique unlike any other museum in the world (The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation [SRGF],2014).
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Multi-functional and multi-purpose (AIA, 2014).
Walt Disney Concert Hall
sleek curves and intricate structural patterns, a caliber and an architectural merit, using warped forms, authentic oak floor (AIA, 2014).
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Orchestra performances, concerts, and high-profile speaking engagements (The American Institute of Architects [AIA], 2014).
Municipal House
Centre of social life and important historical events, multifunctional with many different departments (Prague City Tourism [PCT], 2014).
leads to
Buildings used in the presentation can be found on the map.
The users needs are the only needs
Definitions of modern/postmodern and modernity/postmodernity
b. Comparison of modern and post-modern architecture
Link aesthetic change to structural change
Mathematics education from modernity to post-modernity
Local manifestation of the modern and post-modern leading to the change from modernity to post-modernity
Implication for Mathematics
Modern example of Flinders Street Station
First railway station in Melbourne.

Designed to be a railway station where passengers can catch trains.

When the station was first built there was one entrance underneath the clocks and at the front of the stairs (Davies, 2009).
In modern era, the study of Mathematics was about the improvement of the mind and the improvement of the person as a whole (Gray, 2008).

In the post- modern era, schools provide mathematics courses so that students can get into the university course of their choosing. E.g. Mathematical Methods is a pre-requisite for engineering courses
Student shopper - universities and education institutions provide courses, degrees and qualifications that are dictated by the demand of the student shopper/ consumer.
Postmodern example of Flinders Street Station (future design, Melbourne)
Not just a railway station but multipurpose/multifunctional venue where passengers can embark in a variety of activities before their trip (Chua, 2013).

Similar to a shopping centre designed for passengers to spend money before they board their train.

ICT is required in the Australian curriculum and needs to be integrated into teaching and learning (AusVELS).
Implication For Mathematics
Learning by discovery and exploration is encouraged by AusVELS. Therefore, teachers employ constructivist techniques as a primary mode of teaching and pedagogy rather than relying on the traditional modernist transmission model(AusVELS).
Implication for Mathematics
Difference - Function
Technology is required in order to study Mathematics, therefore, the way Mathematics is taught changes as teachers need to integrate the use of technology as a part of students' everyday learning (www.fi.ncsu.edu/news/mathematics-technology-todays-classroom-3/).
In the modern era education was seen as the ultimate authority, the education had power over society and back then the Flinders Street station had the power over people as it was the only railway station where people could go and catch a train home.

However the post modern era has seen a shift in education and this time it is all about the student shopper.

The way students are being taught has also changed with Mathematics moving away from the traditional tables approach to the more technological approach where the students are using the graphics calculator to complete their tasks. In the post modern era students are doing mathematical methods in order to get into the university of their choosing.

21st century society has changed their outlook on education and what education is all about. This is evident in the future Flinders Street station design. The people have voiced their opinion, they have presented their point of view on the future of the Flinders Street station, its features and its benefits.

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EDFD 553
User's needs are the only needs

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