Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Traditional lecturing of building code related topics are commonly taught ad-hoc in courses, often get misinterpreted by faculty unfamiliar with code details, or left out entirely from courses. To improve dissemination of code knowledge in our department but also be applicable to two other associated departments, a project was undertaken to enhance mechanisms for faculty to better deliver building code knowledge in academic settings. Here, self-contained teaching modules were developed that can be incorporated within existing courses. Our code education enhancements take what has been traditionally perceived as passively learned content with little appeal that minimizes student engagement and immersion, to more active, relatable topics that showcase the importance of the building code related to their careers. This paper examines the critical needs and new mechanisms to convey code information in a meaningful way rather than the idealized representations. Results from pre- and post- surveys, interviews and assignments support the positive feedback and success of the modules. At this stage of module distribution, correlations between student perceptions and actual performance have not been studied yet. The basis of how the modules were structured, including their assessment on their effectiveness are detailed in this paper.
Solonsky, R. L. (2018, June), Advancing Critical Building Code Education through Modularized Lectures Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29758
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