Methodology to evaluate the impact of learning with the use of physical modeling of structural prototypes
Authors: Eva Velez, Dolores Chica, Marcial Calero, Laura De Jesús Calero Proaño
Abstract: The education of architecture students requires theoretical and practical training in all subjects corresponding to the curriculum. This research shows the methodology to evaluate the impact of the learning of architecture students with the use of physical modeling of structural prototypes, with which it is possible to integrate the conceptual part with the practice. The research method is quantitative quasi-experimental, which must be used on a sample of students, from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Guayaquil, who must undergo an entry assessment (beginning of the semester), then experiment with the physical modeling of the structural prototypes and, finally, an exit assessment (end of the semester). The results will demonstrate the academic performance after experimenting with the prototypes; the impact on the integration of cognitive processes, the development of creativity, research and innovation.
Keywords: Learning difficulties, architecture, structural system, structural prototype, physical modeling
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