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Study Habits of Students in an Introductory-level Construction Management Course

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Conference

2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Methods of Teaching and Learning in Construction

Tagged Division

Construction

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

25.1200.1 - 25.1200.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--21957

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https://peer.asee.org/21957

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281

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Kirsten A. Davis Boise State University

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Kirsten A. Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Construction Management Department within the College of Engineering at Boise State University. Davis earned a B.Arch. in architecture and a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, a M.S. in civil engineering specializing in construction engineering and management from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in civil engineering specializing in construction engineering and management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her educational research interests are focused on improving construction management education.

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Abstract

Study Habits of Students in an Introductory-Level Construction Management CourseAbstractIntroductory level materials and methods courses in Construction Management (CM) programsgenerally require students to acquire an enormous new vocabulary. This vocabulary includesterminology pertaining to the materials themselves, as well as terminology defining theconstruction processes using the materials. Courses such as these form a backbone of knowledgethat is necessary in nearly every other CM course.Students are often not prepared for the amount of self-directed studying they must do to besuccessful in this type of course, particularly as freshmen in college. This paper examines theself-reported study habits of 68 students enrolled in a freshman level CM materials and methodscourse. This paper presents some interesting insights into how students study for exams andwhat resources they use (or do not use). The paper also presents findings indicating that manystudents appear to have a lack of self-regulation, defined as the ability to adjust one’s behavior toensure that acquisition of missing knowledge is successful.

Davis, K. A. (2012, June), Study Habits of Students in an Introductory-level Construction Management Course Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21957

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