Students’ learning is reminiscent of a building’s life cycle. It entails erecting and dismantling scaffolds, building the “products”, engaging with relevant stakeholders, and monitoring their performance.
In this lecture, Dr Lim will present a teaching model which integrates the concepts of scaffolding, experiential learning, problem- & game-based learning and mentoring, which has been developed to facilitate students’ learning in construction courses.
Exploring survey results, Dr Lim will discuss the model’s impact on student engagement. We’ll find out how scenario-based team brainstorming games helped enhance students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills and, more importantly, how they built team camaraderie for their subsequent scenario-based group assignment.
In addition to the incentivised gaming elements, the model includes guest lectures, reflective blogs and mentoring. Dr Lim will explore how mentorship with industry practitioners and senior peers enables students to further develop their independent thinking, commercial awareness and judgement, making them better prepared for the industry. Dr Lim will also announce his newly developed “family-like” mentoring program in the construction and property program, involving three types of mentorship.
Learn more about Benson Lim
Benson specifically looks at the flexibility of construction businesses and their survival strategies, and the effect of workplace design on employee productivity and performance. He received his Bachelor degree in Building Construction Management (BBCM, with first class honours) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2003, and completed his PhD studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2009. Benson has a strong passion to learning and teaching, and sharing his experience. Read more here...
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Tyree Room, John Niland Scientia Building