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Architectural Engineering and Construction Engineering
Students in construction majors require a variety of skills and knowledge to thrive and lead change in the industry. The learning process should incorporate strategies that ensure students acquire knowledge in the right environment, using up-to-date tools and technology that will support their education. This paper presents active learning techniques adopted in teaching an undergraduate course in construction planning, scheduling, and control. To ensure that the student learning objectives were achieved, student competence and confidence with the course material was measured through feedback surveys. Student evaluation of the coverage of the course material and their confidence in demonstrating skills gained through the course were compared for two offerings of the class by the same instructor. This study showed an improvement in student ratings of the coverage and confidence in the second offering. In assessing different approaches used in the course, students preferred active learning tasks to traditional lectures.
Abraham, Y. S. (2020, June), Importance of Active Learning in an Undergraduate Course in Construction Scheduling Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34787
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