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Pages: 7015-7021
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.0605

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

NEW APPROACHES IN THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA (EHEA): AN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PRACTICE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING USING SCALE MODELS

R. Losada, J. Cuadrado, E. Roji, A. Orbe, M. Larrauri, A. Santamaría, M. Zubizarreta

University of Basque Country UPV/EHU (SPAIN)
The implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) has realigned educational programs. There is therefore a need to adapt to the new student profiles. Knowledge is imparted over shorter periods of time and using innovative educational methodology.
The teaching of structural topics in engineering faculties has to adapt to these new teaching methodologies, without forgetting the final goal of preparing future professionals in the construction sector. In this research, the new methodologies are described in the context of a Bachelor thesis. The aim is to initiate the student in active learning, in accordance with the attitudes and skills needed to negotiate the Master’s studies and future professional activities.
The Bachelor thesis is assessed by a supervisor, who will guide the student in the preparation of the thesis. In this case, the analysis of a wooden bridge built was proposed, as a structural engineering problem, which also formed part of an annual competition organized by the university. A special characteristic of the bridge is that no additional load may be added to the structural components. The high level of interest expressed by the student should be underlined, who firstly characterized the material, by performing various tests and then prepared a Final Elements Method (FEM) model and finally a load test to adjust the model. The student had not used the FEM program before so the time spent on the whole process was extremely lengthy for both the student and the supervisor, nevertheless, a high level of satisfaction was reached in terms of the skills that the student acquired.
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author = {Losada, R. and Cuadrado, J. and Roji, E. and Orbe, A. and Larrauri, M. and Santamar{\'{i}}a, A. and Zubizarreta, M.},
title = {NEW APPROACHES IN THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA (EHEA): AN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PRACTICE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING USING SCALE MODELS},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.0605},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.0605},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {7015-7021}}
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AU - R. Losada AU - J. Cuadrado AU - E. Roji AU - A. Orbe AU - M. Larrauri AU - A. Santamaría AU - M. Zubizarreta
TI - NEW APPROACHES IN THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA (EHEA): AN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PRACTICE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING USING SCALE MODELS
SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.0605
PY - 2016
Y1 - 14-16 November, 2016
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
SP - 7015
EP - 7021
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R. Losada, J. Cuadrado, E. Roji, A. Orbe, M. Larrauri, A. Santamaría, M. Zubizarreta (2016) NEW APPROACHES IN THE EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION AREA (EHEA): AN EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION PRACTICE IN STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING USING SCALE MODELS, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 7015-7021.
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