Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Award

This international award celebrates outstanding and innovative teaching techniques in structural engineering.

Who should enter?

The award is open to individuals and departmental groups anywhere in the world who can demonstrate high standards of teaching in structural engineering and the development of innovative philosophies and techniques to improve student learning at a tertiary level.

Stage 1

Entrants should submit a 500-word brief outlining their initiative or innovation in Structural Engineering teaching. This will be submitted, along with entrant details, directly through the website through an application portal.

The brief should outline how they have developed innovative teaching philosophies and techniques to improve student learning at a tertiary level.

The proposal must cover a bachelor’s or taught master’s course and should describe one or more of the following:

  • Developments in learning/teaching philosophies and their impact on learning outcomes

  • Learning tools and physical or electronic models for use in lectures, tutorials or laboratory classes

  • Methods of demonstrating/teaching specific concepts of structural behaviour

  • Self-learning activities for students

  • Methods of assessment

  • Course design

Stage 2

Abstracts shortlisted as finalists for the award will be invited to complete a full report on their submission. The full report should be a minimum of 3,000 words (including 250 per illustration) provided as .doc file or PDF, with figures, graphs and other pictures as .tif, PDF or .png at 300 dpi or the highest resolution possible.

Judges will consider:

  • Innovation in teaching to improve learning

  • Evidence of effectiveness in improving the learning outcomes of students

  • Integration of the specific improvement into an overall scheme of learning/teaching

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