San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
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Challenges and experiences in teaching a concrete problems diagnosis and repair courseIn 2008, a new industry oriented technology degree called Concrete Industry Management wasestablished at State University. This program is one of only five such across the nation. A uniqueaspect of this program is the inclusion of a senior level course that focuses on problem solving inthe area of concrete products. Students are exposed to methods for recognizing and diagnosingconcrete problems and the measures that may be employed for the resolution of the problems.The course is integrative in nature and requires background material from several sophomore andjunior level concrete material-related courses. The course is challenging from the instructor’sstandpoint in that the technical content covered may come across to the students as being dry,multiple topics need to be covered and the time presents a significant constraint as well.However, the knowledge and skills that are acquired in this course would be very valuable to thegraduates as they embark on professional careers in the industry. The paper details the design ofthe course, the issues involved in teaching this problem solving course and the strategies thatwere employed to resolve the issues.
Hu, J., & Sriraman, V., & Wang, Y. (2012, June), Challenges and Experiences in Teaching a Concrete Problems Diagnosis and Repair Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21050
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