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Making Concrete Less Abstract
Proceedings of the 5h Annual Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop/Symposium (1998, Berkeley, CA)
  • David Newton Richardson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Abstract

CE 3 13 is a second level properties of concrete lecture course. In an effort to make it appear less abstract to the students, over the course of several semesters several learning strategies were tried, including journaling, muddiest point, entering the academy, role playing, bookends-on-a-lecture, and hands-on lab projects. Most recently, an emphasis on short writing-to-learn papers, a problems-based stance, and an integrated lab project was used. Student evaluations indicated that the lab projects and the increased writing was of significant benefit in promotion of learning.

Meeting Name
5th Annual Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop/Symposium, (1998: Jul. 12-15, Berkeley, CA)
Department(s)
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Document Type
Article - Conference proceedings
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 1998 University of California - Berkeley, All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-1998
Disciplines
Citation Information
David Newton Richardson. "Making Concrete Less Abstract" Proceedings of the 5h Annual Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop/Symposium (1998, Berkeley, CA) (1998)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_richardson/77/