Title: A review on student-centred higher education in civil engineering: evaluation of student perceptions

Authors: Irem Sanal

Addresses: Bahcesehir University, 34349 Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract: Considering the past decade, learning and teaching have been changed in terms of strategies, methods, assessment, communication and designing pro-industry curriculum. To meet this challenge, undergraduate program of training must develop from the traditional limited hold of devising a chosen solution to that of a much broader whole system approach. Our university has engaged in this vision and designed the undergraduate civil engineering program to be centred on a systems-based-integrated course with design-based learning and student-centred education at its core, where it becomes vital to learn the student perception. The purpose of the paper is to evaluate the thought of the student experience on design-based learning (DBL) and assessment. Issues related DBL has been identified based on the student response to a survey conducted. The results highlight the advantages of DBL for civil engineering courses, where team-work, communication, knowledge-sharing and project management are key issues.

Keywords: civil engineering education; design-based learning; DBL; student assessment; student-centred education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2018.096020

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2018 Vol.28 No.2, pp.205 - 217

Received: 08 Nov 2017
Accepted: 14 Jun 2018

Published online: 05 Nov 2018 *

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