Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Faculty of the Professions
Farjana began her journey with the University of Adelaide under the school of architecture and built environment as a Ph.D. candidate in 20th October 2014. Her research topic is "Towards a socially sustainable educational space: A study about the wayfinding design tools for the autism friendly inclusive learning environment in South Australian primary schools."Her research aim is to develop a design tool for wayfinding design for children with autism to be used by the architects and designers when designing an inclusive school in South Australia.
Research Title: Towards a socially sustainable educational space: A study about the wayfinding design tools for autism friendly inclusive learning environment in South Australian primary schools.
The inclusion of children with autism in a mainstream educational setting is now an acceptable phenomenon. However, School buildings are complex structures with numerous corridors, classrooms, cafeteria and spaces for many more supporting facilities, therefore, can be overwhelming for children with autism. Moreover, without appropriate wayfinding design school can be a labyrinth where these children can easily lose their way despite visiting the place daily. In this context, the proposed research will primarily look into the issues pertaining the wayfinding design in inclusive schools focusing on South Australian Primary School. This research will examine the detailed aspects of wayfinding design of an inclusive school. It will further investigate how this could be adjusted to create a better school environment for children with autism. This research aims to develop a design tool that architects and building designer can use to design an inclusive school environment beneficial for all.
Language Competency Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Hindi Can speak and understand spoken Urdu Can speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title — International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Selangor Malaysia Master in Science of Built Environment — Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh Bachelor of Architecture
Year Citation 2013 Rahaman, F., Abdur Rahim, A., & Abdullah, F. (2013). A STUDY OF WAYFINDING IN INCLUSIVE PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN MALAYSIA. In proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Universal Design in the Built Environment (ICUDBE 2013). Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Putrajaya, Malaysia.. 2012 Rahaman, F., & Abdur Rahim, A. (2012). Inclusive learning environment for autistic children: a new challenge for architects and designers. In Proceedings of the International Seminar on Architecture: Education, Practice and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2-4 February, 2012. Dhaka, Bangladesh. 2011 Rahaman, F. (2011). DESIGNING INCLUSIVE EDUCATIONAL SPACE FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN: A Review of the Existing Discourse. In ICUDBE20 I 1Sharing the World MUSAWAH International Conference on Universal Design in Built Environment (lCUDBE20 II). Malaysia.
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