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Lesson 6 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, Video SUPPLEMENT (October 25-26)

Objectives: (1) To learn more about the basics of bridge design and construction. (2) To practice collaborative learning.1  (3) To improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

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  1.   Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. According to Gerlach, “Collaborative learning is based on the idea that learning is a naturally social act in which the participants talk among themselves (Gerlach, 1994). It is through the talk that learning occurs.” Source:  Collaborative Learning website, http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/cl/moreinfo/MI2A.htm

Lesson 4 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges, continued — SUPPLEMENT (October 22)

Objectives: (1) To gain a working knowledge of a more specialized type of modern bridge designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

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Lesson 3 on Civil Engineering: Building Bridges (SUPPLEMENT, October 17)

Objectives(1) To gain a working knowledge of some of the primary types of modern bridges designed by civil engineers; (2) to improve research skills, including discernment of appropriate professional and academic sources; and (3) to improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas.  Neatness counts.

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