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Alternative Form of Seminars

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On January 18, 2013 students in MSc Programme Transportation Engineering realized a cognitive trip to the city of Tsari Mali. The trip is alternative form of seminars in the courses of Special Railways and Urban Railway. The supervisors were Prof. Maya Ivanova and Sr. Lecturer Nevena Babunska from Department Of Transportation Engineering and Constructions. In this area, located near the village of Belchin, where is restored medieval fortress, is build the first funicular on the Balkans. The funicular is a special railway, driven by ropes /funikulus – rope/, without gears and is build on places with steep slopes. Prof. Maya Ivanova and Sr. Lecturer N. Babunska acquainted the students with the structure and construction of the railway. Civil Engineer from the facility presented information about the technical parameters of the funicular. Then all 35 students were transported to the fortress. Thus, in practice the students get acquainted with the academic material outside the classrooms and tried the funicular. The students developed sound knowledge in the paradigm of the Transportation Engineering, using the perception of the five senses in the context of the cognitive science.