Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
In a typical semester (Fall/Spring) Architectural Design course, students generally at the sophomore level work on two major drawing projects. The first project makes use of an SDC Publications textbook entitled Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit [now2018], where the students work on constructing a single family residence comprising of a basement, first floor, and second floor. During approximately the second half to the last third of the semester, students are to work on a project for a single family residence, but a single floor. Students have to adhere to instructions for both projects where also included for the second project minimum building standards or codes are to be followed, where applicable and emphasized by the instructor. Students also work on a very small lake cabin drawing, which serve as an introduction in using the basic tools of the Revit Software. Quizzes and other assignments were assigned but not considered for this research. Specifically, at the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester, students were issued questionnaires prepared by the instructor as it pertain to their career choice related to fields in the construction industry, and course related majors/minors. Toward the end of the semester, students will be issued another questionnaire as it pertain to the course and their experience, whether they wanted to change their minds on their previously selected specific career choice after going through the Architectural Design course, [and their current majors]. These responses from the questionnaires and the two architectural project assessments will be compared with both sections to see whether the responses would have had a possible impact on a particular class section performance.
Saltibus, N. (2018, June), A Comparative Study of an Architectural Design Course of Two Sections: The Course Impact on the Performance and Continuation of a Major-Assessment Based on Two Design Projects Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29661
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