The Conference Geotechnical Engineering Education 2020 (GEE2020) will be held in Athens, Greece, on June 24-25 2020. The Conference is organized by the Technical Committee TC306 for Geo-Engineering Education of the ISSMGE, under the auspices of the Hellenic SSMGE and the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. The conference in Athens will be the fifth, after Sinaia, Romania (2000), Constantza, Romania (2008), Galway, Ireland (2012) and Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2016).
The Conference GEE2020 has two priority themes (in addition to more typical education themes such as curricula, coursework and educational material) that include:
- two-way interaction between industry and academia for co-production of educational material and curriculum development
- familiarizing young geotechnical faculty and late-stage PhD candidates with research-based good practices in engineering education.
Professor Ambrose will talk about seven basic principles of learning, because learning results from what students do, and only what students do; our impact as educators is in creating the conditions to engage students in the process that leads to learning. The seven principles will be translated into practice in the design and teaching of courses, labs, studios, and other educational experiences.
Professor Salgado will talk about issues that come up when authoring a new textbook on Geotechnical Engineering, such as decisions on (i) where to follow an alternative approach, compared with existing textbooks, and (ii) updating material to keep up with progress in geotechnical engineering research and practice.
Professor Christidou will talk about the role of visual literacy throughout the education levels and in engineering.
Ton de Jong
Professor de Jong will talk about virtual laboratories and virtual-physical laboratory combinations.
Professor Karstunen will talk about combining in a geotechnics course problem-based learning with Class B and Class C predictions of clay settlements.
The Acropolis Museum
|Early Bird Fee (until May 15, 2020):||270 Euros|
|Regular Fee:||350 Euros|
|Graduate Student (full-time) Fee:||100 Euros|