About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 319-323
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

TEACHING SEMINAR TO LEARN STRUCTURAL CONCRETE IN THE SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF VALENCIA

J.L. Bonet, L. Pallarés, J.R. Marti, J. Navarro, C. Castro, M. A. Fernandez, P. Miguel

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
The course ”Prestressed and Reinforced Concrete” in the 4th year of Civil Engineering should include a program involving a general and minimum knowledge that allow students to compute and design reinforced concrete structures and simple prestressed concrete structures. As a consequence, theoretical basis and its application to practical problems are needed to solve classical problems in the field of the Civil Engineering. During the course, the basis of the theory and simple exercises are solve in class, however, to reach the goal of the course, the students have to work individually making exercises.
According to the professors’ experience of the course, it seems that more time is needed to explain the solution of the exercises. Another detected issue comes from the fact that many students did not work continuously during the year, but also they focused on the subject when the exams are close.
In order to fix these problems, during the academic year 06-07, an enhanced action was developed to improve the quality of teaching consistent of the proposal of problems to be discussed in seminar sessions. After the proposal, the students tried to solve the exercises with the guidance given in the seminar and put the questions in a group.
Seminars are distributed during the academic year with a frequency of one per three weeks. This action became really efficient, since the students knew the content of the class before attending it. The reduction of consuming time by students is highly appreciated by them and the results of the exams are clearly improved.
In this communication, a presentation of the methodology to develop these seminars is carried out. Results of this action are provided through the polls made among the students.
@InProceedings{BONET2009TEA,
author = {Bonet, J.L. and Pallar{\'{e}}s, L. and Marti, J.R. and Navarro, J. and Castro, C. and Fernandez, M. A. and Miguel, P.},
title = {TEACHING SEMINAR TO LEARN STRUCTURAL CONCRETE IN THE SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF VALENCIA},
series = {3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-7578-6},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {9-11 March, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {319-323}}
TY - CONF
AU - J.L. Bonet AU - L. Pallarés AU - J.R. Marti AU - J. Navarro AU - C. Castro AU - M. A. Fernandez AU - P. Miguel
TI - TEACHING SEMINAR TO LEARN STRUCTURAL CONCRETE IN THE SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF VALENCIA
SN - 978-84-612-7578-6/2340-1079
PY - 2009
Y1 - 9-11 March, 2009
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2009 Proceedings
SP - 319
EP - 323
ER -
J.L. Bonet, L. Pallarés, J.R. Marti, J. Navarro, C. Castro, M. A. Fernandez, P. Miguel (2009) TEACHING SEMINAR TO LEARN STRUCTURAL CONCRETE IN THE SCHOOL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING OF VALENCIA, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 319-323.
User:
Pass: