Interdisciplinary student laboratory at the area of Srebrna Góra Fortress

T. Widerski , K. Daliga , Joanna Dąbal


The technical university education process is usually managed on the basis of lectures and "blackboard" exercises that increase the future engineers knowledge in a simple theoretical manner. Engineering fields of knowledge require the transfer of practical skills, which is why it is necessary to additionally introduce laboratory and project activities to students education process, however, such classes are often insufficient and do not exhaust the problem. A feature of laboratory classes conducted at universities is their "sterility" - the conditions for exercises are largely controlled. Students are supervising by teachers and are required to read the instructions of exercise performance. Samples and equipment are prepared before the classes so students can easily implement the tasks set before them. Such conditions are good for methodical learning to perform specific activities. They also allow to easily detect mistakes made by students and get students to learn from failures. However, class environment is often significantly different from conditions confronted during the field work, and does not prepare students to solve problems encountered during the "actual" work. Field surveying and archaeological works are usually carried out under time pressure, which is difficult to estimate due to external factors. The existing conditions (weather, limited space, the presence of tourists, other activities carried out in the neighbourhood) may significantly disrupt field works, which, in turn, increases the pressure of the time. Students during the field workshops and field laboratories challenging the unexpected conditions. The article describes the course of field laboratory organized in the 18th-century fortress in Srebrna Góra (Poland), the largest mountain fortress in Europe. Students of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Gdansk and students of Geodesy from Gdansk University of Technology participated in the laboratory. The article presents a brief description of the object, tasks set for students of both universities, the course of their work and its selected effects. It is also indicated what skills students acquired and consolidate during the work.
Author T. Widerski
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, K. Daliga
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, Joanna Dąbal (FH / IAiE)
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- Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Chova Gómez, López Martínez A., Torres I. Candel (eds.): Edulearn 18: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2-4 July, 2018: conference proceedings, EDULEARN Proceedings, 2018, IATED, ISBN 978-84-09-02709-5, 11383 p., DOI:10.21125/edulearn.2018
Keywords in Englishgeodesy, archaeology, photogrammetry, education
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
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