Teaching strategies and philosophy in transportation engineering: Case studies

Xiaobo Qu, Kai Wang, Shuaian Wang, Amir Etemad-Shahidi, Zhiyuan Liu

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Abstract

This paper summarizes our teaching strategies and teaching philosophy in Transportation Engineering division of a civil engineering undergraduate program. Based on the authors' previous teaching experiences, two case studies are demonstrated to analyze the challenges, solutions and improvements of teaching two courses in the program. We first identify the issues for convening and teaching these subjects. In order to resolve the issues, we tried the experiential learning (project based learning), the re-designed content, and new delivery mode. As a result, the average Student Experience of Course (SEC) score has increased by around 50%, and more importantly, the students have a better understanding of the design standards and are better prepared for their job placements and employability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2016 - Smart Transportation
EditorsAllan Wing Gun Wong, Simon Ho Fai Wong, Gordon Lai Ming Leung
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages3-9
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581457
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Event21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Smart Transportation, HKSTS 2016 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 10 Dec 201612 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2016 - Smart Transportation

Conference

Conference21st International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Smart Transportation, HKSTS 2016
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period10/12/1612/12/16

Keywords

  • Engineering education
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Wales-woods model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transportation

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