Office of Education Development and Gateway Education

Developing an e-Platform for Teaching and Learning Construction Negotiation

TDGs - Teaching Development Grants

Principal Investigator

  • YIU Tak Wing

Abstract

Negotiation is a basic skill and a persistent practice to all construction professionals. It is an indispensable part of the formation of collaborative agreements and settlement of disputes in the construction industry. Hence, construction students should equip themselves with sound knowledge of negotiation. For that purpose, in the academic year of 2006-2007, a particular course on Construction Dispute Resolution will be launched for more in-depth learning, designed specifically to highlight negotiation skills. In order to enhance the intended learning outcomes of the courses, this proposed project seeks to develop an e-Platform for construction negotiation that aims to equip students with basic negotiation and critical decision-making skills for construction negotiation through interactive exercises and assessment tools, as well as proactive learning tasks and materials. The skills acquired on e-Platform are expected to further strengthen students negotiation force and ability in their workplaces. This project is supported by the Principal Investigator and the Co-Investigator, both of whom the recognized expertise and experience in the domain of construction dispute resolution shall be pivotal for the project. Finally, it is fully supported by the Head of Department of Building and Construction.