Educational Issues in Geotechnical Engineering
Edited by Norman D. Dennis Jr.
Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP) GSP 109
2000 / 112 pp.
Soft Cover - In Stock
$40.00 List / $30.00ASCE Member
Stock No. 40522 / ISBN: 9780784405222
Proceedings of sessions of Geo-Denver 2000, held in Denver, Colorado, August 5-8, 2000. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE.
This Geotechnical Special Publication contains eight papers that describe the latest innovations in geotechnical engineering education. Engineering educators face varied and difficult challenges providing quality instruction to their students. Effectively conveying an expanding knowledge base within programs that have ever-diminishing credit hours is just one example of the challenges facing the academic profession in general and civil engineering education specifically. In order to meet these challenges educators of tomorrow must be armed with the newest advances in teaching technology and pedagogy. In this volume, special emphasis is placed on the incorporation of newer technologies into geotechnical engineering classes, such as the integration of multimedia courseware and virtual laboratories as well as innovative applications of traditional concepts such as design integration and experiential preparation. Issues relating to pedagogy and the early attraction of students to the engineering profession are also discussed.