Problem-Based Learning: Enhancing Students Learning of Building Information Modelling

Lovelin I. Obi, Tochukwu Moses, Chukwudi E. Obi

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative collaborative process underpinned by digital technologies introduced to improve project performance in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Growth in industry demands has necessitated BIM inclusion into the Higher Education (HE) curricula as both a pedagogic and practical objective to prepare and develop aspiring Built Environment (BE) professionals with the required competence for contemporary practice. However, comprehension of BIM concepts and developing the skill set required for its application can be overwhelming for students and crucial to mitigating this challenge is the adoption of appropriate learner-centred strategies. Problem-based Learning (PBL) is becoming a widespread strategy to address such concern. This paper evaluates the impact of PBL strategy on students accelerated learning of BIM based on a case study of an undergraduate BIM module. Findings from the study show PBL benefits on students’ knowledge acquisition (cognitive and affective) of BIM concept and development of transferable skills (academic and disciplinary) equipping them with capabilities to become BIM competent and workplace ready for the AEC industry.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Construction Futures and the Psycon International Conference - University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Dec 201820 Dec 2018


Conference1st International Conference on Construction Futures and the Psycon International Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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