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WORKSHOP

Schedule

9:00-9:50
Welcome and Introduction

 

  • Welcoming word prom POLIS Staff
  • Welcoming word from Prof. A. Charleson (Introduces himself, introduces the purpose of the workshop, the workshop outcomes and presents the program)
  • Divisions of groups, discussions, feedback
9:50-10:40
Why Teach Structure? 1

 

  • Introduction of the sessions (the necessity to teach structures, the goal, the stakeholders who benefit from architecture students knowledgeable about structures
  • Summary session altogether (Goals of teaching structures from a wide range of perspectives, such as students, employers, clients, civil engineers, accreditation boards, professional registration and realism of students’ own projects)
10:40-11:00
Break 20 minutes
11:00-11:50
What to teach? 1
Working hours: Introduction to What to teach? What material is not being taught but should be? Eg. Seismic design (for multi-story construction, low-rise and houses), construction details? How many calculations, how much conceptual understanding?
11:50-12:40
What to teach? 2
Working hours: Introduction to What to teach? What material is not being taught but should be? Eg. Seismic design (for multi-story construction, low-rise and houses), construction details? How many calculations, how much conceptual understanding?
12:40-13:30
Lunch Break
13:30-14:20
Questions and comments from the ASCE paper reading 1 – Group discussions
14:20-15:10
Questions and comments from the ASCE paper reading 2 – Group discussions
Lead a Structrobics session – discussion
12:40-13:30
Break 20 minutes
15:30-16:20
Challenges to teaching Structures 1
Challenges include institutional, timetable issues, lack of teaching time, lack of your own time, suitable tutors, student attitudes, lack of resources (library, software, model making), types of assessment
Group listing and sharing
16:20-17:10
Challenges to teaching Structures 2
Lead a Structrobics session – discussion
9:00-9:50
Example of teaching RESIST – Demonstration of RESIST including questions throughout.
9:50-10:40 Q&A regarding pre-workshop RESIST designs. Share their pre-workshop designs. Discuss one or two designs.
10:40-11:00
Break 20 minutes
11:00-11:50
How to teach? 1

  • Lectures (ppt presentations), exercises, physical models, precedents (that will also up skill teachers), student presentations, site visits, visits to existing buildings?
  • Integrating Structures with studio assignments
  • Teaching tools – RESIST, any other?
  • Resources – “Seismic design for architects”, “Structure as architecture”, readings from books etc, Youtube videos, other?
  • What knowledge to deliver and what can students be directed to find themselves?
11:50-12:40
Who should teach?
How to improve structural knowledge of non-engineer teachers/tutors? Architects or structural engineers? Invited practitioners for guest lectures? Volunteer or paid structural (consulting) engineers for tutorials?
12:40-13:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:30-14:20 Personal aspects of teaching, attitudes, philosophy, principles, accessibility, role models
14:20-15:10
Assessement and research

  • Structrobics session, Introduce Assessment. Minimize marking effort.
  • Motivate learning, to improve engagement, to provide feedback for improvement and learning, increase class attendance. Test understanding rather than memory.
  • Students’ to help your research: design exercises, literature study, fieldwork, internet searching, other?
15:10-15:30
Break 20 minutes
15:30-16:20 Final Q&A. Opportunity to discuss topics previously only partially covered, or to discuss new topics.
Introduction
16:20-17:10
Generate personal project plan

  • Each person prepares their own action plan project and makes notes about their personal plan
  • Gather again as one group and continue to ask and answer the questions above.
  • Closure