Incorporating a Real World Case Study into the Syllabus of A Senior Construction Engineering Course

Eli Fini

Abstract


This paper investigates the effect of bringing real world case studies on college students self efficacy, their confidence, and their motivation toward an engineering field. It was found that working with real cases increases students motivation and maximizes their learning by becoming personally committed to course and program goals. As a result of trying to address the problem statement and analyze the assigned case, students will be inspired to learn the theory and put together their acquired knowledge. It was also found that the learning process will be facilitated by students feeling a need to learn more about their subject to be able to tackle real worlds problems.

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JSTEM. ISSN: 1557-5284