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The Pedagogy of Building Information Modelling

Eadie, Robert, Solan, Brian, Magee, Bryan and Rice, Mark (2016) The Pedagogy of Building Information Modelling. In: Civil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 (CERI2016) Conference, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland. 5 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been made mandatory for all UK Government contracts over the European threshold. This has led to its hurried adoption within Higher Education Higher Institutions with many adopting similar pedagogies to those used for teaching CAD. This paper seeks the views of the BIM Academic Forum, set up to establish a common BIM curriculum in the UK and Ireland on the pedagogies that should be adopted in BIM teaching. It finds that as BIM is more than just a technology, and as such a different pedagogical approach to that used in CAD teaching should be taken. This approach while in the main constructivist, learning by doing, should also have components taught using didactic methods. The findings further indicate that educators need support from accreditation panels and industry in adopting this new technology which will continue to evolve over the next number of years.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Pedagogy; Civil Engineering; BIM; CAD
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:35829
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:04 Oct 2016 10:21
Last Modified:04 Oct 2016 10:21

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