The delivery of health and safety training applying multiple intelligences using virtual classes

John Wall, Mannix Carney, Frank McNamee, David Madden, Alan Hurst, Charalambos Vrasidas, Lucile Chanquoy, Thierry Baccino, Emrah Acar, Ela Önwy-Yazici, Ann Jordan

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Abstract

The construction industry is a challenging mix of traditional hazards, on standard repetitive construction projects coupled with complex one off landmark projects. There is a compelling moral and business case for training and learning resources addressing health and safety training in the construction industry. A network of educational institutions within Europe have undertaken an initiative that addresses the delivery of health and safety training, using e-learning, on a pan European basis in the construction industry sector. An established training need module, based on an analysis of UK, Irish and Turkish health and safety statistics has been identified. The research work proposes to use the theory of multiple intelligences (MI) which postulates that there are several independent ability areas which individuals possess. The pilot material will be delivered using falls from heights as the subject matter. The development and refinement of the resources will take an action research methodology approach. The expected impact of this initiative is to develop a new innovative framework and educational resource using multiple intelligences that is directly focused on health and safety in the construction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2007 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference
Pages315-323
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event23rd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2007 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 03 Sep 200705 Sep 2007

Publication series

NameAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2007 - Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference23rd Annual Conference on Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period03/09/200705/09/2007

Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Health
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Safety
  • Virtual classes

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