Author: Croft, DD;Hooper, JA;Shakir-Khalil, H
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Croft, DD;Hooper, JA;Shakir-Khalil, H
The President and a number of his Council colleagues will be meeting holders of the
Institution's Technician Certificate who are resident in the London area at an informal
reception to be held at the Institution on Wednesday 12 September at 6.0 pm. All holders of the Certificate are cordially invited to attend; those from other parts of
the country who have not been advised of the arrangements but who will be in London
on 12 September are assured of a warm welcome. The President looks forward to discussing with those attending, the future of technician engineers within the Institution.
During the past few years the writers have almost inadvertently developed an experimental Learning Unit within the Department of Civil Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. A few tentative attempts to make use of audio-visual aids rapidly led to the development of teaching methods in which the majority of the instruction is pre-recorded and is used by small groups of students at their own pace. The lecturing staff
prepare this material and are available during the study periods to deal with the students' individual problems at considerable length. The scheme is popular with students and staff, and examination results are encouraging. This descriptive paper has been prepared in the belief that other engineers may be interested in the innovation or may wish to comment on it.
J. Cowan, J. Morton and A. Bolton
The task of checking the work of another structural engineer is becoming an increasingly frequent one for members of the Institution. It is a trend to be welcomed but the professional responsibility of an engineer in such checking cannot be over-emphasized.