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Biography

 

Mr Stephen Austin has over 15 years teaching experience, 5-years in further education, before taking his current academic position at Coventry University. He completed his BA (Hons) in Architecture at Portsmouth University in 1993, before studying for his PGCE at Keele University and his MSc in Management for Construction at Coventry University. He started teaching at Moulton College in 2001, ultimately being promoted to Subject Manager, before joining Coventry University in 2006. He is Head of School for Energy, Construction and Environment.

 

Area of Expertise:

 

The use of semi-immersive virtual reality for construction training

Research Interests

On-line international virtual teams; Peer and self assessment in teamwork; Virtual reality training for the construction industry; English language skills for European construction workers; Simulation training for Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Vision Statement

I have a particular focus on the pedagogy of teaching, within Built Environment disciplines, that focuses on group work and virtual process. I have been involved in projects that look at the effective use of peer and self assessment in teamwork, the use of virtual teams to deliver group projects and the use of virtual reality simulation training for construction students. In addition, I have been and am still involved in European projects that look at improving the English language skills of European construction workers.

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 25 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 5 Paper
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Conference proceeding

Simulations in Construction Management Training

Reid, A., Campbell, J., Bogdanovic, A., Austin, S. & Benhart, B., 12 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

5 Citations (Scopus)
14 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Oil wells
Cellulose
Silica fume
Cements
Durability

Real-Time Simulation Training with Construction Students: a Case Study of an Overseas Partnership

Austin, S., Bogdanovic, A., Campbell, J., Reid, A. & Benhart, B., 19 Apr 2018, 54th Annual Conference Associated Schools of Construction. Associated Schools of Construction, Vol. (in press). p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Simulation Training: Allowing Students to Fail Safely

Austin, S., Bogdanovic, A., Campbell, J., Reid, A. & Benhart, B., 4 Jun 2018, Polytechnic Summit 2018, Lima, Peru. Vol. (in press). p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

simulation
teamwork
student
classroom
overseas

Soft Skills for Hard Hats

Austin, S., Bogdanovic, A., Campbell, J., Reid, A. & Benhart, B., 4 Jun 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

simulation
vocational education
Vocational Education
teamwork
Slovenia

Activities 2014 2015

  • 3 Participation in conference

ALDinHE 2015: The Learning Development Conference

Stephen Austin (Speaker)
30 Mar 20151 Apr 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

ALDinHE 2014: Learning Development Spaces and Places

Stephen Austin (Speaker)
14 Apr 201416 Apr 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

8th International Conference on e-Learning 2014

Stephen Austin (Speaker)
15 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference