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The value of experiential learning for providing a contextual understanding of the construction process

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anthony MillsAnthony Mills, P Ashford, P McLaughlin
This research investigates effectiveness of real site visits within an undergraduate course. Experiential learning is a process of providing education, based on the experiences and observations of real-world examples. Some of the theory of experiential learning has been used to examine whether site visits assist the students learning experience.

The results of the research show that students generally have a positive attitude towards site visits and see them as beneficial. Although the study identified that some aspects of construction technology could be easily replaced by computer simulations and the like, other aspects of the curriculum are more effectively taught by retaining real site visits. The research was intended to provide a more structured approach to determining the value of site-based learning in construction-related courses.

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Event

Australian University Building Educators Association. Conference (31st : 2006 : UTS, Sydney, NSW)

Pagination

1 - 13

Publisher

University of Technology Sydney

Location

Sydney, NSW

Place of publication

Sydney, NSW

Start date

2006-07-11

End date

2006-07-14

ISBN-13

9780977532506

ISBN-10

097753250X

Language

eng

Notes

Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.

Publication classification

E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2006, University of Technology Sydney

Editor/Contributor(s)

R Best, G Runeson

Title of proceedings

AUBEA 2006 : Proceedings of the 31st Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference

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