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Two teaching approaches in geotechnical engineering


Teaching to future engineers raises many questions that may be divided into three categories. The first one seems to be often forgotten compared to the theoretical knowledge: "what should an engineer know or rather what he should know to do?" Naturally follows the second category of questions, after "what to teach?", is "how to teach?". The third one appears automatically "how do our students learn?" We will see that the way the students learn depends more on the choice of the assessment process. Obviously all these questions are connected together and lead to many others questions. It will be sure that, as teachers, we have much more questions than answers or solutions. Trying to consider all these aspects, I propose two approaches of geotechnical lessons to my students at ESTP ("Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l'Industrie") depending on the notions to pass on. ESTP is one of the French "Grandes Ecoles" which will be further presented on this communication.
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Sabrina Perlo, A. Morel. Two teaching approaches in geotechnical engineering. 2nd EUCEET Association Conference "Civil engineering education: are we meeting the needs of the industry and society", Oct 2013, Moscou, Russia. pp.1-5. ⟨hal-00980415⟩
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