The Importance of Field Works in the Undergraduate Teaching of Hydraulic Engineering

Chanson, Hubert (2003). The Importance of Field Works in the Undergraduate Teaching of Hydraulic Engineering. In: J. Ganoulis, P. Prinos, I. Nezu and N. Kotsovinos, Abstracts for 30th IAHR Biennial Congress. 30th IAHR Biennial Congress, Thessaloniki, Greece, (193-200). 24-29 August, 2003.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title of paper The Importance of Field Works in the Undergraduate Teaching of Hydraulic Engineering
Conference name 30th IAHR Biennial Congress
Conference location Thessaloniki, Greece
Conference dates 24-29 August, 2003
Proceedings title Abstracts for 30th IAHR Biennial Congress
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Published abstract
ISBN 960-243-599-2
Editor J. Ganoulis
P. Prinos
I. Nezu
N. Kotsovinos
Volume E
Start page 193
End page 200
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The writer re-visits the pedagogical impact of field works in undergraduate hydraulic engineering subjects. Numerous field studies were organised as part of hydraulics subjects in a broad-based civil engineering curriculum during the last 10 years. Anonymous student feedback indicated a strong motivation for hydraulic courses that include a field work component, associated with lower failure rates. Employers' response showed a very strong industry support for field works which must be a curriculum requirement. This experience shows also that the selection of field trips is critical to maximise students' learning.
Subjects 330203 Curriculum Studies - Science Education
291100 Environmental Engineering
330000 Education
291800 Interdisciplinary Engineering
330200 Curriculum Studies
299900 Other Engineering and Technology
330107 Educational Technology and Media
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
290800 Civil Engineering
330108 Special Education
Keyword undergraduate teaching
field studies
students' response
employers' feedback
hydraulic engineering
civil engineering
environmental engineering
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