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Pages: 6512-6520
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

WORKSHOPS IN “CONSTRUCTION OF STRUCTURES I”: A NEW TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN THE BUILDING ENGINEERING DEGREE

Both the current economic situation in the construction sector and the continuous normative changes in the building area imply the use of new methodologies to enhance students’ competences in the degree of Building Engineer.

The aim of this paper is to present, analyse and discuss the development of constructive workshops as a new teaching methodology used in the subject of Construction of Structures I at the University of Alicante to complement the constructive and technical knowledge acquired by our students and to enhance their communicative and representation skills essential for their professional practice in the future.

The used methodology is based on the development of three-dimensional construction details (in groups of 3 or 4 students) to be shown in two A1-pannels exposed in the corridors of the Polytechnic School. Thus, students’ work approaches constructive problems in a global way by discussing simultaneously with teachers and other groups about the most suitable solution on each case. This contribution has multiperspective results and improves criticism of students in different areas, encouraging new learning strategies and active participation.

What is more, on-line information and web applications have been used to prepare and organize this kind of workshops, allowing students to use new technologies as a complementary learning methodology.

In conclusion, the use of these new workshops in the Degree of Building Engineer stimulates an interactive class versus a traditional lecture where the participative groups´ attitude and the development of oral presentations dissolve the traditional boundaries regarding public communication skills of the students in the Degree.
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author = {P{\'{e}}rez-S{\'{a}}nchez, J.C. and Piedecausa-Garc{\'{i}}a, B. and Mateo-Vicente, J.M.},
title = {WORKSHOPS IN “CONSTRUCTION OF STRUCTURES I”: A NEW TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN THE BUILDING ENGINEERING DEGREE},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
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year = {2015},
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SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
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J.C. Pérez-Sánchez, B. Piedecausa-García, J.M. Mateo-Vicente (2015) WORKSHOPS IN “CONSTRUCTION OF STRUCTURES I”: A NEW TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN THE BUILDING ENGINEERING DEGREE, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 6512-6520.
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