The Study of Human Behavior in Fire Safety Engineering using Experiential Learning

  • John Gales Carleton University
  • Lauren Folk
  • Claudia Gaudreault


Carleton University has re-launched one of its flag-ship courses in the field of Fire Safety Engineering: People in Fires. Detailed and concrete experiential learning activities created for this course are discussed. The activities are evaluated on their ability for the students to meet complicated learning objectives involving human behavior, with the overarching goal being to inform the students of applications for architectural and structural engineering design