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Student Perception as a Planning Input in a Project-Based Construction Program

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

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July 27, 2018

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Construction Division Technical Session 2: K-12 through Adult Learning

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Construction Engineering

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Saeed Rokooei Mississippi State University Orcid 16x16

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Saeed Rokooei is an assistant professor of Building Construction Science at Mississippi State University. Saeed obtained his bachelor's degree in Architecture and then continued his studies in Project and Construction Management. Saeed completed his PhD in Construction Management while he got a master of science in Management Information Systems. He is continuing his research on simulation to provide a comprehensive supplementary method in construction management education.

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This paper addresses the results of the first stage of a study that explores different factors impacting students’ perception in a construction program that presents content through an innovative curricular model—studio-based learning. While there are disciplines outside of those that traditionally embrace studio-based learning such as architecture, art, and design, the application of this method to construction is limited. The similarity of learning objectives such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration across disciplines to produce buildings provide a strong foundation for applying studio-based learning to construction. While many aspects of architecture studios can be translated and implemented into the construction curriculum, neglecting inherent features of construction education endangers the potential to maximize the potential of this innovative curricular model to achieve effective construction learning. In this environment, student perception and feedback can be utilized as a valuable input to regulate the learning system and increase its effectiveness. This paper summarizes quantitative research that was conducted in fall 2017 to investigate how different aspects of studio impact students’ perception. This paper explores how students perceive the time structure and layout of the studio space. The results indicate that students perceive various aspects of studio positively, however, their perceptions toward some factors may vary by academic class level. These results are significant because they indicate that students perceive different layouts of studio differently. Modifying the planning and organization of studios ensure that the learning methods and environment support the objectives for the program.

Rokooei, S. (2018, June), Student Perception as a Planning Input in a Project-Based Construction Program Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31009

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