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QualiBuild Train the Trainer - An approach to training trainers of construction workers using flipped learning and peer assessment

Author Shaun Ferns, Robert Hickey, Mark Keyes, Richie Ryan
Abstract As a result of recent calls for improvements in the quality of construction standards throughout Europe and in an effort to promote energy efficient building, a skills gap analysis in Ireland identified a number of key areas where construction workers required further training. Based on this analysis, a pilot training programme designed to up-skill existing trainers QualiBuild -Train the Trainers in new building standards required for low energy buildings was developed. The QualiBuild TtT pilot programme was designed to focus on active learning, incorporating a flipped learning model for delivery. Peer assessment was used to facilitate this approach and as a means for addressing one of the key areas highlighted by the gap analysis, that of attitudinal change.
Keywords Construction workers, QualiBuild, peer assessment, flipped learning, trainers, energy efficiency, attitudinal change
Published In ICEP Proceedings
Year 2015
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