Visualization : A powerful tool for effective teaching of dynamics

Gu, Y.T. & Tan, Andy C.C. (2010) Visualization : A powerful tool for effective teaching of dynamics. In Rutkowski, J (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Engineering Education, iNEER - International Network for Engineering Education, Gliwice, Poland, pp. 1-5.


Dynamics is an essential core engineering subject and it is considered as one of the hardest subjects in the engineering discipline. Many students acknowledged that Dynamics is very hard to understand and comprehend the abstract concepts through traditional teaching methods with normal tutorials and assignments. In this study, we conducted an investigation on the application of visualization technique to help students learning the unit with the fundamental theory displayed in the physical space. The research was conducted based on the following five basic steps of Action Learning Cycle including: Identifying problem, Planning action, Implementing, Evaluating, and Reporting. Through our studies, we have concluded that visualization technique can definitely help students in learning and comprehending the abstract theories and concepts of Dynamics.

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ID Code: 70622
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Action Learning Cycle, Dynamics subject, Engineering education, Visualization teaching technique
ISBN: 1562-3580
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 iNEER
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 01:31
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2014 01:31

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