Advanced teaching methods in the course "Timber Engineering" in the Nordic countries

Robert Jockwer, Gerhard Fink

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There is a general need for the education of more structural engineers and architects that are able to design timber structures. This includes both the education of new engineers as well as the further education of structural engineers that are experienced in other building materials. Digital tools have proven to be essential in the education and will become even more important in future. This might be of particular relevance for Nordic countries, especially remote regions. In this paper selected modern teaching methods will be addressed and discussed in respect to timber engineering. The experience with applied teaching methods (traditional and new once) as well as the students' feedback and response during the course will be presented. Furthermore, the paper will address issues such as lifelong learning, digitalisation as well as the interaction between education and the industry. © WCTE 2021. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2021)
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7138-4111-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7138-4097-8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Conference on Timber Engineering - Virtual, Online, Santiago, Chile
Duration: 9 Aug 202112 Aug 2021


ConferenceWorld Conference on Timber Engineering
Abbreviated titleWCTE


  • active learning
  • digitalisation
  • education
  • flipped classroom
  • Nordic countries
  • online lectures
  • timber engineering


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