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Title: Teaching Construction Terminology: An Interactive Approach PDF
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Creator: Mattila, Kris
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: In many courses the terminology must be introduced and explained before moving on to other topics. How to approach this varies by the instructor, the course, the text being used, prior knowledge of students, and the difficulty of the terminology. It is important to not only understand the meaning of a term but how it relates to other terms that are being discussed. The technique presented in this paper uses a modified version of a method that assists people to remember names: name association. In that method the person employing it uses some characteristic or distinctive feature of the individual to assist them in remembering the name. In the technique presented in this paper, used to remember construction terminology, it can be the individual who defines that term, the definition that was presented by the individual or the relationship to other terms that assists in remembering the definition of the term and its relationship to other terms. Examples from two different classes, an introductory construction course and an estimating course are provided. Results of using this technique are compared to a traditional lecture method using the same terms.
LC Classification: Technology -- Building construction
Technology -- Building construction -- Buildings: Construction with reference to use
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Technology
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2010-01-14 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-05 15:13:31 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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