Relevant features in steel structures teaching in building construction by project-based learning
|Author||Delgado Trujillo, Antonio
Justo Moscardó, Enrique de
Molina Huelva, Marta
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Estructuras de Edificación e Ingeniería del Terreno
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Mecánica de Medios Continuos y Teoría de Estructuras
|Abstract||New approaches to teaching are moving towards a learning ever more active, practical and closer to professional sector, and have converged in a competence based education proposed by the European higher ...
New approaches to teaching are moving towards a learning ever more active, practical and closer to professional sector, and have converged in a competence based education proposed by the European higher education area. Moreover, advances in computer calculations and its applications for structural analysis have brought a revolution in the professional area of structural engineering. Considering these circumstances, we have designed and implemented an educational program for teaching steel structures based on a Project based learning (PBL) method. In this paper we summarize the main features of the educational program, its implementation, results and evaluation; we analyze the performance of PBL in our context and compare some aspects of traditional teaching and our PBL; and finally we identify the most important characteristics required by teaching steel structures through the project based learning method.