Teaching Materials Evaluation for the Construction Professions

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Chin Wang Kong

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This paper presents a quantitative multicriteria decision-making approach to teaching materials evaluation for construction courses by means of a knowledge-driven Analytic Network Process (ANP). For the evaluation of courses materials in construction education, a decision-making model named CEEM is put forward using ANP to evaluate teaching cases so as to promote applying case method in the education of construction professions. The CEEM model is built based on the standard classification codes and an embedded ANP with 8 clusters and 178 nodes. An experimental study indicates that the ANP method is effective in conducting knowledge assessment in the education of construction professions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticriteria Decision-Making for the Sustainable Built Environment in the Proceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
EditorsZhen Chen
Place of PublicationREADING, Berkshire
PublisherThe University of Reading
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print) 0-7049-1209-0
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
EventProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM - READING, Berkshire, READING, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityREADING, Berkshire
Period15/03/06 → …
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  • knowledge management
  • case method
  • analytic network process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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