Title: The competencies acquisition with simulation application in the course 'construction planning and controlling'

Authors: Ailton Soares Freire; Caroline Cavalheiro; Daniela Matschulat Ely; Antônio Edésio Jungles

Addresses: Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciências e Tecnologia do Piauí, 1020 Pedro Freitas Avenue, Teresina, Brazil ' Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, s/n João Pio Duarte Silva Street, Corrégo Grande, Florianópolis, Brazil ' Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais, 7675 Amazonas Avenue, Belo Horizonte, Brazil ' Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, s/n João Pio Duarte Silva Street, Corrégo Grande, Florianópolis, Brazil

Abstract: This paper presents a report of the table simulation used to develop the students' competencies in the course of 'construction planning and controlling' on a college course of civil engineering at a Brazilian university. The theories used are directly linked to teaching for competence, the methodology of table simulation and planning and controlling of constructions techniques. Two groups of students were compared in the study. One of the groups was submitted to the traditional teaching methodology and the other group to the teaching for competence methodology based on the table simulation technique. The results achieved are: 1) identifying and developing the civil engineer's competencies specialised in construction programming and controlling; 2) confirmation that learning is more effective once it is applied in the student education with exercises and techniques of simulation of professional practice.

Keywords: table simulation; competence acquisition; construction scheduling; skills; problem-based learning; PBL; construction planning; contruction education; civil engineering; higher education Brazil.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2016.082906

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2016 Vol.11 No.6, pp.443 - 452

Available online: 14 Mar 2017 *

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