Using visualization tool to help engineering students learning dynamics

Gu, Y.T. & Tan, Andy (2009) Using visualization tool to help engineering students learning dynamics. In Kestell, C, Grainger, S, & Cheung, J (Eds.) Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, The School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 237-242.

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Dynamics is an essential core engineering subject. It includes high level mathematical and theoretical contents, and basic concepts which are abstract in nature. Hence, Dynamics is considered as one of the hardest subjects in the engineering discipline. To assist our students in learning this subject, we have conducted a Teaching & Learning project to study ways and methods to effectively teach Dynamics based on visualization techniques. The research project adopts the five basic steps of Action Learning Cycle. It is found that visualization technique is a powerful tool for students learning Dynamics and helps to break the barrier of students who perceived Dynamics as a hard subject.

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ID Code: 70631
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: HERN
ISBN: 1876346590
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
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