M. Pantazidou, D. Koutsoyiannis, H. Saroglou, V. Marinos, and T. Iliopoulou, Infuse teaching with research practices: a pilot project – welcome presentation for first-year students on time scales in civil engineering projects, 1st Joint Conference of EUCEET and AECEF: The role of education for Civil Engineers in the implementation of the SDGs, Thessaloniki, 2021.
The seed motivation behind this paper is the realization that time is not given its due as a concept in Civil Engineering. The corresponding education need is expressed with the question “what educational material can stress the importance of time and how can it be produced?”. The approach chosen to answer the first part of the question was to juxtapose smaller and larger time scales and highlight their relevance to civil engineering projects in a video-presentation with the title “Earth, Water, Time and We, the civil engineers”. The project described in the paper consists of two products: the video-presentation and the methodology, which addresses the second part of the question motivating the work. The methodology infuses teaching with the research practices of teamwork and peer review, hence the production of the educational material can serve as a pilot for other endeavors to raise the standing of education relative to research.
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Video of the conference presentation: https://youtu.be/OGX-Z-FsY_8?t=11720