Teaching Materials for Civil Engineers in a Slightly Different Way

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The overall aim of this chapter is to report the possibility of teaching materials for civil engineers in a slightly different way. Under the proposed change, the assessment criterion of the module was delivered through 50% laboratory coursework (coursework 1 to 10) and 50% closed-book examination. The students worked in groups, a total of 10 laboratory practical exercises were conducted, and 10 laboratory reports were submitted by the student. The work of the students was evaluated after the first practical exercise, and feedback was given to the students before they were allowed to carry out the second practical task. In this way, the students were able to take the feedback on-board and see how they were progressing. The overall result from the quantitative feedback suggests that students overwhelmingly agreed that the
laboratory sessions enhanced their understanding of the module. The students read fewer materials, and
most of the students achieved a passing grade. In addition, the students developed their report writing
skill, which is highly relevant to the engineering profession
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology-Supported Teaching and Research Methods for Educators
EditorsLazarus Ndiku Makewa, Baraka Manjale Ngussa, Joshua Michael Kuboja
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-1522559160
ISBN (Print)978-1522587538 , 978-1522559153
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Teaching Materials
  • quantitative feedback
  • students
  • civil engineers


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