Location

Chicago, Illinois

Session Start Date

4-29-2013

Session End Date

5-4-2013

Abstract

Geotechnical engineering teaching can be made more interesting with the use of modern methods of teaching and learning aids, visits to construction projects, case studies etc. A faculty at an university/technical institute, who is actively involved in geotechnical designs and consultancy works, will have enough case studies, with the examples of which he, will be able to deliver his lectures more effectively and make a good impression upon the students. The universal mantra nowadays is ‘learning should be made more student centric’. At the author's institute, where a post-graduate and doctoral programme in geotechnical engineering are being successfully run for the past two decades, some of his experiences in effectively teaching geotechnical engineering subjects are being explained in the following paragraphs, with the help of a number of case histories on geopractices.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Seventh Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

4-29-2013

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

Share

 
COinS
 
Apr 29th, 12:00 AM May 4th, 12:00 AM

Role of Case Histories on Geotechnical Engineering Teaching and Practice

Chicago, Illinois

Geotechnical engineering teaching can be made more interesting with the use of modern methods of teaching and learning aids, visits to construction projects, case studies etc. A faculty at an university/technical institute, who is actively involved in geotechnical designs and consultancy works, will have enough case studies, with the examples of which he, will be able to deliver his lectures more effectively and make a good impression upon the students. The universal mantra nowadays is ‘learning should be made more student centric’. At the author's institute, where a post-graduate and doctoral programme in geotechnical engineering are being successfully run for the past two decades, some of his experiences in effectively teaching geotechnical engineering subjects are being explained in the following paragraphs, with the help of a number of case histories on geopractices.