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Effective Construction Management Teaching Strategies

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

New Teaching Methods in Construction Eduction

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

11

Page Numbers

22.535.1 - 22.535.11

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https://peer.asee.org/17816

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133

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Casey Cline Boise State University

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Casey Cline is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management Department within the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Dr. Cline earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, an M.S. in Construction Science from the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in Education (Adult Development Organizational Learning) from The University of Idaho. His educational research interests are focused on improving construction management processes to facilitate the efficient management of construction projects.

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Abstract

Effective Construction Management Teaching StrategiesAbstractWhile lectures are the most common way to teach students, they are not necessarily the best way toconvey all types of information. Many construction mangement concepts are often difficult to conveyusing traditional lecture strategies because the information is found to be abstract and out of contextfor many students. This paper discusses the findings of a study conducted to identify teachingstrategies found most effective when teaching key compentencies of construction project managers toadults in higher education. Quantitative data concerning the key competencies of commercialconstruction project managers was used to develop questions to work within the five differentperspectives on teaching from Pratt’s conceptual framework of teaching adults in higher education.The developed questions were used to conduct a qualitative study where current faculty members ofconstruction management colleges were queried to determine which of the five startegies, orcombination thereof, was most often used when teaching the identified key competencies toconstruction management students. The study found consistent strategies were used in teaching theidentified key compentencies. The study is significant because by gaining a greater understanding ofthe teaching strategies found most often effective in teaching the key competencies of projectmanagers, more effective education and training methods and procedures can be developed tofacilitate the instruction of the defined key competencies, and improve the effectiveness of futureproject managers in the commercial construction industry. -%-

Cline, C. (2011, June), Effective Construction Management Teaching Strategies Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17816

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