Assessing the Pilot Implementation of Flipped Classroom Methodology in the Concrete and Steel Structures Subject of Architecture Undergraduate Studies

Assessing the Pilot Implementation of Flipped Classroom Methodology in the Concrete and Steel Structures Subject of Architecture Undergraduate Studies

Carles Campanyà (La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain), David Fonseca (La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain), Nuria Martí (La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain), Daniel Amo (La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain) and David Simón (La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Spain)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8142-0.ch004

Abstract

This work is focused in implementing and assessing a flipped classroom model in the concrete and steel structures subject, a core subject within architecture undergraduate studies. Even though current legislation in Spain settle architects as the last responsible of building structures, most architects delegate these processes in professional studios specialized in structures. Being the most common way of proceeding in architectural studios, it is not uncommon among architects to think that a deep knowledge in structures is not necessary, especially regarding calculations development. In this framework, concrete and steel structures is a subject with high logical reasoning component using mathematics, and this knowledge is considered by most of the students as difficult to acquire. With the aim of increasing students' motivation in the subject contents and improving students' acquisition of competences a new teaching proposal using flipped classroom method has been designed, implemented, and analyzed.
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Background: Architecture/Civil Engineering And Structures

Even though architecture is broadly defined as a synthesis of arts and sciences from ancient times to the present (Alberti & Núñez, 1991; Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d.; Viollet-le-Duc, 1980; Vitruvius Pollio, 1914), the huge amount and complexity of knowledge and competences needed has led most of the architects to specialization.

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