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Chinowsky, P and Brown, H (2004) The development of successful intelligence in construction education. In: Khosrowshahi, F (Ed.), Proceedings 20th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2004, Edinburgh, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 525–32.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: curriculum; education; leadership
- ISBN/ISSN: 0 9534161 9 4
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2004-0525-0532_Chinowsky_and_Brown.pdf
The measurement of student potential is a consistent topic within the education domain. Since the introduction of aptitude tests in the late 1800's, the desire to find a score that indicates potential success or failure has been a pursuit of many educators. However, the focus on traditional IQ scores appears to be missing a significant component of student success, the emotional component of the student capabilities. This study analyzes the impact of current engineering curriculum on the development of emotional intelligence in construction students and the potential to change existing curricula to enhance rather than hinder emotional intelligence development. The comparison of civil engineering and liberal arts students demonstrates that the growth of emotional intelligence in civil engineering students is lagging behind that of the comparison sample.