A ROAD TOWARDS A BETTER WRITING
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Writing is used as primary activity within most of the master programs within Civil Engineering education to support the students to reach a significant number of learning outcomes in different courses. However, none of these activities address writing itself even less how it must be performed, so it is a demand to the students to write and critically review technical reports in many occasions without giving proper tools on how to do it. That has raised some concerns among teachers involved in the program. A more generalized problem that affects students across the entire master program is that many of them reach the final master thesis report with clear writing difficulties. In this paper, therefore, it is present a proposal on how to address the writing by introducing new Teaching/Learning Activities (TLAs), Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and Assessment Activities (AAs) transversally through the master program. Consequently, some courses within the MPSEB has been selected and modified accordingly.

writing development.

constructive alignment

Author

Ignasi Fernandez

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Joosef Leppänen

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Carlos Gil Berrocal

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

Magnus Gustafsson

Chalmers, Communication and Learning in Science, Language and Communication (Chalmers)

Rasmus Rempling

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering

IV Int. Conference on Structural Engineering Education: Structural Engineering Education Without Borders
Madrid, Spain,

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