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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S22.019

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVING PRACTICAL EDUCATION IN MINING STUDY PROGRAMS IN SLOVAKIA

J. Zapach
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-11-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 54, 145-150 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S22.019

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this article is describing a project of underground facility at the Technical University of Košice. The idea of school’s mine established by the Technical University of Košice started a few years ago as a result of needs to improve learning process in study programs related mining, tunneling and geotechnologies and improvement of practical education. We take as example mines or other underground facilities that are used in the learning process at our partner Universities in the Czech Republic and Poland. In the article are described all of the possible options of formation a terrain workplace in an underground, in an old mine or a newly built underground facility. At this time there are no underground facilities which are suitable for practice education students of Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies. There are many options in a region of Košice and East Slovakia to use an old abandoned mines for needs of a learning process and research of our quality scientists. Within a radius of 100 km, there are many places where previously was excavated an industrial mineral. In a paper are accurately described possibilities to improve learning process and preparation of our students to perform special activities in practice.

Keywords: underground education, usage of old mines, mining rescue techniques training