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Constructivism in construction: postmodern civil engineering

Kwan, Alan Shu Khen 2005. Constructivism in construction: postmodern civil engineering. Presented at: The Fifth AECEF International Symposium : Civil Engineering in the Next Decade (ASCEND) - Strategies for Education, Research, Innovation and Practice, Espoo, Finland, 15-17 June 2005. Published in: Jutila, Aarne and Salokangas, Lauri eds. Proceedings of 5th AECEF Symposium on Civil Engineering in the Next Decade (ASCEND) : Strategies for Education, Research, Innovation and Practice:Espoo, Finland, June 15-17, 2005. Prague: AECEF, pp. 236-245.

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This paper recognises that many European Civil Engineering faculties have observed significant changes in the undergraduate student body in the last 5-10 years that are not simply due to changing fashion or times. Such changes are identified in this paper with an evolution from a traditional modernist outlook to postmodernism. While the essence of postmodernism is briefly clarified, the main concern of this paper is in identifying how the postmodern student is intrinsically different and what strategies could be employed so that existing faculties could rightly deal with, and meet the needs of, the postmodern student

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postmodern education, Student-centred learning, Constructivism.
Publisher: AECEF
ISBN: 9788023961935
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