In contemporary architecture, engineering, and construction related fields of study, education must prepare future professionals for a world dealing with global warming, political, economic, and energy crisis among others. Within academia, it is always difficult to motivate students to think beyond construction as a mere product and just their own financial benefits. The current studies within the neuroscience state that motivation and a constant state of criticism empower the student in order to be ready for the dramatic future scenario. The practical workshop Con lo que hay- (with what is available), dictated by Ensusitio- at the School of Architecture of the Catholic University in Quito, PUCE-FADA, its program and its strategies will be analyzed through the lenses of the neuroscience perspective on education. This study examines the pertinence of an interdisciplinary -reality based- program in order to make construction industry students aware of our current reality and eminent global crisis.
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