Launching geotechnical education into the 21st century

Phillips, D. T. and McCabe, B. A. (2008) Launching geotechnical education into the 21st century. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

This paper was inspired by the findings of GEOTEaCH; a forum set up by the authors to chart the future of geotechnical education in Ireland. The inaugural GEOTEaCH colloquium at the University of Limerick in October 2006 hosted geotechnical educators from Ireland and the UK. These events are intended to set the agenda for advancing geotechnical education in Ireland. This paper explores the educational challenges in a digital age and presents suggestions for engaging students in the learning process. © 2008 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering geology; Geotechnical engineering; Rock mechanics; Soil mechanics; Digital age; Educational challenge; Engaging students; Geotechnical; Ireland; Learning process; Engineering education
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2015 08:57
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2015 21:09
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3536

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