Aspects of Teaching Mechanical Engineering Design Kanapathipillai, Sangarapillai en_US Feng, Ningsheng en_US 2021-11-25T15:49:20Z 2021-11-25T15:49:20Z 2010 en_US
dc.description.abstract Design teaching in mechanical engineering has two features which distinguish it from many other teaching areas. First, the majority of students have little or no background in technology and practical design. Second, virtually all design learning comes through the development of conceptual understanding, rather than from the learning of declarative knowledge. The objective of teaching mechanical engineering design is to provide a learning context in which students will achieve a basic level of competence in design. The challenge, then, for design teachers is to ensure that the learning context – the curriculum, teaching methods, and assessment provisions – is appropriate to the development of conceptual understanding of the design process, and through this, achieve the goal of design competence. The most important and yet most difficult teaching goal is to bring the conceptual change in students’ understanding of the fundamental features of the discipline being studied. The focus of this paper is to look at some of the aspects associated with the teaching mechanical engineering design in new environment in which engineering schools are subject to resource constraints. The results indicate that there is a need for a closer look at teaching methods and assessment practices. en_US
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dc.publisher UNSW en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Engineering design en_US
dc.subject.other Biggs study process en_US
dc.subject.other Course evaluation en_US
dc.title Aspects of Teaching Mechanical Engineering Design en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
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unsw.identifier.doi Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Engineering
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceLocation Sydney, Australia en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName Connected 2010 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceProceedingsTitle Connected 2010 2nd International Conference on Design Education en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceYear 2010 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Kanapathipillai, Sangarapillai , Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Feng, Ningsheng, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW en_US School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering *
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