Introducing modern teaching into a classic course on structural art

Maria E.Moreyra Garlock, Aatish Bhatia, Negar Elhami-Khorasani

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Abstract

This paper illustrates how a classic course on structural engineering can be enhanced with modern teaching methods (active learning exercises) to enhance a student's comprehension. The course emphasizes that design creativity involves both discipline and play, where discipline is related to 'technical skills' and play is related to 'soft skills' such as aesthetic sensitivity. The modern enhancements reinforce this concept and also retain a student's comprehension of the subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015
Subtitle of host publicationStructural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Pages340-341
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481406
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: Sep 23 2015Sep 25 2015

Publication series

NameIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report

Other

OtherIABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges
CountrySwitzerland
CityGeneva
Period9/23/159/25/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Keywords

  • Active learning
  • Creativity
  • Design
  • Pedagogy
  • Structural art
  • Teaching

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    Garlock, M. E. M., Bhatia, A., & Elhami-Khorasani, N. (2015). Introducing modern teaching into a classic course on structural art. In IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report (pp. 340-341). (IABSE Conference, Geneva 2015: Structural Engineering: Providing Solutions to Global Challenges - Report). International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).