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dc.contributor.authorBarris, Cristina
dc.contributor.authorTorres, Lluís
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Enric
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T10:10:39Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T10:10:39Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.citationBarris, Cristina; Torres, Lluís; Simon, Enric. Learning based on the project entitled "Design and construction of a wooden bridge". "JOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education", Juny 2016, vol. 6, núm. 2, p. 135-143.
dc.identifier.issn2013-6374
dc.identifier.issn2014-5349
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/90437
dc.description.abstractThis article presents the results of a case involving the application of project-based learning carried out with students in the Mechanical Engineering degree program at the University of Girona. The project, entitled “Design and construction of a wooden bridge”, was conducted at the Polytechnic School in the third-year Structures course. This project required students to address, consider and solve different problems related to the resistance of materials, structural calculations, material optimization and structural design. The project also included the building of the bridge based on the calculations made, thus enabling the students to verify the suitability of the theoretical calculations as compared to real results. Finally, a competition was held to reward those teams who obtained the best ratio between the failure load and the weight of the bridge. The main conclusion observed from the implementation of only two editions of this project is the acquisition of the different proposed competences (both specific and cross-curricular) by the students. Finally, it was interesting to note that after completing the activity, the students were observed to be more motivated by the course content
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOmniaScience
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Ensenyament i aprenentatge::Ensenyament universitari
dc.subject.lcshProject method in teaching
dc.subject.lcshActivity programs in education
dc.subject.lcshEngineering--Education
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher
dc.subject.otherProject based learning
dc.subject.otherEngineering education
dc.subject.otherConstruction
dc.titleLearning based on the project entitled "Design and construction of a wooden bridge"
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacEnsenyament universitari
dc.subject.lemacMètode de projectes (Ensenyament)
dc.subject.lemacEnsenyament -- Mètodes actius
dc.subject.lemacEnginyeria -- Ensenyament universitari
dc.subject.lemacConstrucció -- Ensenyament universitari
dc.identifier.doi10.3926/jotse.219
dc.identifier.dlB-2000-2012
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.publicationNameJOTSE: Journal of Technology and Science Education
local.citation.volume6
local.citation.number2
local.citation.startingPage135
local.citation.endingPage143


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