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Peer Teaching in Construction Project Management Scheduling

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Pedagogical Approaches in Construction Education

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26.1220.1 - 26.1220.11



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Anthony Torres Texas State University, San Marcos

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Dr. Torres, a native of New Mexico, joined the Department of Engineering Technology (Concrete Industry Management program) in August 2013 where he teaches Concrete Construction Methods and a variety of Project Management courses. He received both of his graduate degrees, Ph.D. and M.S., in Civil Engineering (Structural), from the University of New Mexico. His B.S. degree, also in Civil Engineering, was obtained from New Mexico State University. Dr. Torres’ research areas include the science and advancement of materials, such as concrete and cementitious materials, glass fibers, and composite materials. Dr. Torres’ research interest also extends to the classroom, where he is constantly evolving his courses to provide the best education to his students.

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Vedaraman Sriraman Texas State University, San Marcos

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Dr. Vedaraman Sriraman is a University Distinguished Professor of Engineering Technology and a faculty associate of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. Dr. Sriraman's degrees are in mechanical and industrial engineering. His research interests are in engineering education, sustainability, and applied statistics. In the past, he has implemented several grants from the NSF and SME-EF. He has also received several teaching awards at Texas State.

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Evan Humphries Texas State University - San Marcos

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Evan Humphries
Research Associate
Department of Engineering Technology
Texas State University - San Marcos

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Eric Adams Texas State University, San Marcos

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Eric Adams is a Graduate Research Assistant under Dr. Jiong Hu at Texas State University and is a Masters’ candidate in the Technology Management program. While earning his Bachelors in Concrete Industry Management at Texas State University, he studied geopolymer concretes, blended cements, self-compacting concretes, and recycled aggregates. These studies continue through his Masters’ program with a strong focus in rheology, mortars and recycled aggregates.

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Peer-Teaching in Construction Project Management Scheduling Anthony Torres and Vedaraman Sriraman AbstractA peer-teaching method has been implemented in Construction Project ManagementScheduling (CPMS) course that focuses on Project Management Software (PMS)learning. The two graduate students that were enrolled in the CPMS course were requiredto learn and teach the PMS package, Primavera, to the remaining undergraduate studentsin the course. This learning method promotes topic retention, as the student is required tobe the expert on the topic. The results were verified through in-course surveys,comparative assignment grades, and graduate student reflection summary. The resultsshow that the graduate students not only enjoyed teaching the topic, but they feel thatthey learned more by the employed teaching method. Additionally, the results show thatthe undergraduates students’ learning was not adversely affected by having their fellowstudents teach the topic. The survey also indicates that the undergraduate’s studentspreferred the peer-teaching method to standard professor lecture and demonstration. Thepaper concludes with recommendations for future work.

Torres, A., & Sriraman, V., & Humphries, E., & Adams, E. (2015, June), Peer Teaching in Construction Project Management Scheduling Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24557

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