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Interconnected Learning In Construction Management Technology

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Conference

2005 Annual Conference

Location

Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

Start Date

June 12, 2005

End Date

June 15, 2005

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Trends in Construction Engineering I

Page Count

6

Page Numbers

10.814.1 - 10.814.6

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https://peer.asee.org/15313

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Amitabha Bandyopadhyay

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Abstract
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SESSION 1121

Interconnected Learning in Construction Management Technology

Amitabha Bandyopadhyay Farmingdale State University of New York

Abstract

Construction is an integrative process and thus construction industry needs professionals who are capable of integrating knowledge from various areas. The construction educators must cultivate students' ability to bridge boundaries among courses taken from different disciplines. The Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning was a multi-year, multi-faceted initiative funded by the National Science Foundation (DUE9555401) to enhance instruction and learning in mathematically based disciplines. Interconnected learning in construction management was part of this initiative. The paper will focus on the construction management department's effort of this multidimensional project. It will detail how the department’s faculty members organized and interacted among themselves as well as with faculty members from the other departments. Some of the specific activities that would be discussed in the paper are: restructuring of a surveying course to link it to mathematics courses, restructuring of a departmental computer programming and application course to make it relevant to other courses, restructuring of a statics course to link it to physics and mathematics courses, establishing peer tutoring and peer support groups for these courses, establishing active and cooperative learning environment, establishing critical thinking environment, establishing continuous group and self assessment environment.

Index Terms – Active-learning, Interconnected, Peer- assessment, Team

Introduction

A consortium of faculty at ten colleges and universities on Long Island, in conjunction with the State University of New York (SUNY) system, had designed a comprehensive, multi-faceted project to develop an environment for interconnected learning in mathematics courses and in mathematically based disciplines. The enhanced learning environment had three major components:

• Systemic change in instructional practices,

• Creation of new courses and curricular materials and,

• Development of human resources The Long Island Consortium for Interconnected Learning began operation in March 1996. The Consortium had nine major activities:

• Changing modes of instruction Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Bandyopadhyay, A. (2005, June), Interconnected Learning In Construction Management Technology Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. https://peer.asee.org/15313

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