Learning-Centered Instruction of Engineering Graphics through Real-world Problems and Case Studies

  • Raghu Pucha
Keywords: Learning-centered Instruction, Problem-based and real-world case study based learning / teaching

Abstract

Teaching Engineering Graphics to freshman engineering students poses challenges to the instructors as well as to the students. While the instructors confront with the lack of material / text book that covers the broad scope of the subject matter, the students struggle to correlate the developed skills to the real-world engineering design problems due to lack of documented industry design problems and case studies. Learning / teaching Engineering Graphics through real world problems and case studies in a learning centered instruction can foster the required integrative thinking for tomorrows engineers. This paper presents some learning-centered strategies supported by real-world problems and case studies implemented in a freshman Engineering Graphics course. Some preliminary results are presented on the impact of such strategies on student learning, engagement and performance.
Published
2012-06-28
Section
Articles