Published: 10 September 2015

Teaching of shell and spatial structures

Space Structures Research Centre shared its teaching experience from the past 50 years.

The Space Structures Research Centre has been active in offering courses on spatial structures since its establishment in 1963. The courses vary from a day workshop on ‘Design, Assemble and Dismantle a Full-scale Prefabricated Lattice Spatial Structure’ for secondary school students to a core module of the master degree course in structural engineering entitled ‘Space Structures’.

Professor Gerry Parke, Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Centre, was invited to share this teaching experience at the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

He delivered a keynote lecture at the technical session on ‘Teaching’, organised by the recently established Working Group 20 of the IASS. A paper submitted to the Symposium includes the detailed information and is entitled ‘Teaching Spatial Structures: Who to Teach, What to Teach and How to Teach.’

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