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Orr, John; Ibell, Timothy; Evernden, Mark; Darby, Antony – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Emissions reductions targets for the UK set out in the Climate Change Act for the period to 2050 will only be achieved with significant changes to the built environment, which is currently estimated to account for 50% of the UK's carbon emissions. The socio-technological nature of Civil Engineering means that this field is uniquely placed to lead…
Descriptors: Climate, Energy Conservation, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Gupta, Anika; Garg, Deepak; Kumar, Parteek – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2018
Contribution: This paper contributes to the literature by confirming the existence, in gender and socio-economic diversified higher educational environments, of differential evaluation ratings given by students to their teachers. Background: Women and low socio-economic classes have historically been under-represented, both as students and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status, College Students
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Gainsburg, Julie – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2013
Policymakers and education scholars recommend incorporating mathematical modeling into mathematics education. Limited implementation of modeling instruction in schools, however, has constrained research on how students learn to model, leaving unresolved debates about whether modeling should be reified and explicitly taught as a competence, whether…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice, Civil Engineering
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Atai, Mahmood Reza; Dashtestani, Reza – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2013
English for academic purposes (EAP) has established itself as a considerable part of English as a foreign language (EFL) instruction in Iranian universities. Considering the Internet as a major educational source in EAP reading courses, it is highly important that the stakeholders have positive attitudes toward it and be aware of promises and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Zinn, Bernd – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Whereas the epistemological beliefs of learners of general subjects has been the focus of many studies in the past, so far, little is known about the beliefs of apprentices on knowledge and the acquiring of knowledge. The present study analysed the first level of epistemological beliefs of students in industrial and technical professions and their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Epistemology, Trainees, Factor Analysis
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Chou, Karen C.; Moaveni, Saeed; Sapp, James D. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
The integrity of a structural system depends on the strength of materials, shape of the individual member and the elements used to hold the members together. In most undergraduate civil engineering curricula, a structural steel and/or reinforced concrete design course is required. Usually, the main focus of these courses is on member selection…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Metallurgy, Construction Materials, Computer Simulation
Lohrengel, C. Frederick, II.; Larson, Paul R. – Geography Teacher, 2017
National Geography Standard 1 requires that students learn:"How to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies, and spatial thinking to understand and communicate information" (Heffron and Downs 2012). These concepts have real-world applicability. For example, elevation contour maps are common in many…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Map Skills, Physical Geography
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Knight, D. B.; Callaghan, D. P.; Baldock, T. E.; Meyer, J. H. F. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
The Threshold Concept Framework is used to initiate a dialogue on an empirically supported pedagogy that focuses on students' conceptual understanding required for solving application-based problems. The present paper uses a triangulation approach to identify the threshold concept in a third-year undergraduate civil engineering course on open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Engineering Education, Hydraulics
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Kyndt, Eva; Berghmans, Inneke; Dochy, Filip; Bulckens, Lydwin – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Students' workload has been recognised as a major factor in the teaching and learning environment. This paper starts by structuring the different conceptualisations of workload described in the scientific literature. Besides the traditional distinction between objective and subjective or perceived workload, a distinction between conceptualisations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Time Factors (Learning), Student Responsibility, Student Attitudes
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Boylan-Ashraf, Peggy C.; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
In the past ten years, engineering classrooms have seen an exponential growth in the use of technology, more than during any other previous decade. Unprecedented advancements, such as the advent of innovative gadgets and fundamental instructional alterations in engineering classrooms, have introduced changes in both teaching and learning. Student…
Descriptors: College Students, Engineering Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Introductory Courses
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Sofroniou, Anastasia; Poutos, Konstantinos – Education Sciences, 2016
Group work permits students to develop a range of critical thinking, analytical and communication skills; effective team work; appreciation and respect for other views, techniques and problem-solving methods, all of which promote active learning and enhance student learning. This paper presents an evaluation of employing the didactic and…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Civil Engineering
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Barnard, Sarah; Hassan, Tarek; Dainty, Andrew; Bagilhole, Barbara – Teaching in Higher Education, 2013
With the introduction of key information sets (KIS) for all university programmes in the UK from 2012, the character, content and delivery of university degrees may be increasingly used by potential students to differentiate between degree programmes. Therefore, developments in curricula and the relationship to the profession are of growing…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Incidence, Engineering Education, Program Content
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Angelides, Demos C.; Loukogeorgaki, Eva – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2005
A new strategic vision of the extensively debated European higher education is proposed with focus on civil engineering. Civil engineering education for the future is considered with relevance to potential world-wide trends and anticipated societal requirements and, therefore, required employee qualifications of the construction-related providers…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Civil Engineering, Foreign Countries, Strategic Planning
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Greetham, Matthew; Ippolito, Kate – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2018
This case study from the Civil and Environmental Engineering department of a UK university presents an educational design that uses team-based learning (TBL) to prepare students prior to undertaking a group project. Our aim is to show how the established TBL approach can be used in a novel way as a precursor to a group project to improve the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Engineering, Engineering Education, Environment
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Jiaju, Bi – Chinese Education and Society, 2009
Among engineering degree programs at the bachelor's level in China, civil engineering was the first one accredited in accordance with a professional programmatic accreditation system comparable to that of international practice. Launched in 1994, the accreditation of civil engineering aimed high and toward international standards and featured the…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Asian Culture, Civil Engineering, Foreign Countries
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