Teaching Construction Contracts: Mutual Learning Experience

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Abstract

Construction contract modules are delivered to second-year architectural technology and construction/construction management students undertaking foundation and undergraduate degree programs. Feedback and assessment results from recent years showed that students generally found these modules difficult. Studies were conducted to further understand students' experiences and expectations, to assess quality of teaching, and to evaluate the dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge during the delivery of construction contract modules. The objective was to review the methods used for teaching, learning, and assessment of construction contract modules and make recommendations to inform and improve future module development and delivery. This paper is based on a first-time experience of teaching a law-related subject to construction students. Reflection on the teaching and assessment methods implemented during the term and on student responses permits conclusions to be drawn on how best to improve students' learning experience and simultaneously maintain the university's quality standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Keywords

  • Construction management
  • Contracts
  • Engineering education
  • Undergraduate study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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