Otago Polytechnic

Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted.

But for new students learning construction technology, real-world experience provides opportunities to reflect on in-class learning.

OPAIC Construction Lecturer, Lip-wah Ho, says it’s up to academics to find innovative ways to simulate these on-site experiences in the classroom.

This Study Block, Lip designed and planned in-class experiential learning activities for his students.

These activities included an exercise where students worked in groups to design the foundation and subfloor framing for a timber framed building using Lego bricks and another where they used cardboard to simulate tile laying.

The experiential activities allowed students to reflect on their learning and experiences, to better understand concepts and experiment with new ideas.

Lip says the activities were good fun and students were keen to participate.

Check out the photos here.


Published on 28 Oct 2020

Orderdate: 28 Oct 2020
Expiry: 28 Oct 2022