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Interactive Scenario Based Teaching of Metal Casting ProcessTraditional instructional approach in engineering is mainly “teacher-centered” and lacks innurturing the students’ skills in today’s changing world. Studies show that students can learnmore effectively when they are actively involved in the learning process. Various non-traditionalapproaches such as project-based, problem-based and case studies-based learning have beenfound to improve student’s learning of engineering concepts. Instructional approaches thatengage students can stimulate active learning, prepare students to solve open-ended real-worldproblems, and serve as a natural link to subsequent courses in the STEM disciplines. Recentlywe have developed a Create your Scenario Interactively (CSI) module using ExperientialLearning as the model to provide an engaging learning experience on metal casting process byallowing students to visualize and interact with 2D/3D objects. The CSI modules are divided intothree interactive sections: (i) a theoretical section to present the fundamentals in an interactiveeLecture; (ii) a detailed design scenario, with simulations, for instructor to demonstrate the use ofCSI module; and (iii) design scenario for students to solve and explore issues and factors relatedto casting.The CSI module on metal casting has been implemented at sophomore level manufacturingengineering courses at the University of Oklahoma and Tuskegee University. The pedagogicaleffectiveness of the CSI module has been evaluated in several areas such as students’engagement, students’ learning, team experience, etc. through pre- and post- test, and surveyquestionnaires. Our preliminary results suggest that a majority of the students felt that the CSImodule was very effective in keeping them engaged. Results also indicate that CSI moduleimproved understanding of the metal casting process. The details of the CSI, implementationplan, and evaluation results will be presented in this paper.
Saha, M. C., & Siddique, Z., & Akasheh, F., & Barua, B., & Heisser, C., & Arif, S. M. (2011, June), Interactive Scenario Based Teaching of Metal Casting Process Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18981
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