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Using Innovative Student Centered Learning To Strengthen An Et Course

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1996 Annual Conference


Washington, District of Columbia

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June 23, 1996

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June 23, 1996

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June 26, 1996



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1.510.1 - 1.510.3

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Donald G. Kelley

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Donald G. Kelley Manufacturing Engineering Technology Program Arizona State University Tempe, AZ

to participate in the International WESTEC ABSTRACT CAD/CAM Robotics Challenge Contest held in Los Angeles California. This paper discusses Students in Manufacturing Engineering innovative student centered learning techniques Technology at Arizona State University (ASU) are to strengthen the Manufacturing Capstone required to take the MET 460 Manufacturing Capstone Course. Student-centered learning techniques Project. This course provides the opportunity for students to design, evaluate, analyze, and manufacture covered in this paper are: components, assemblies and systems, MET 460 is well q Developing a student-centered learning

suited for innovative student centered learning due to atmosphere in the classroom the necessary classroom interaction that Imust occur so . Motivating students in a student-centered students can colmplete their assigned task. As an added learning atmosphere incentive, ASU students colmpete in the International WESTEC CAD/CAM Robotics Challenge Contest, . Selecting a suitable product for a student- centered learning course This paper discusses how the instructor uses Application of these techniques are essential to innovative student centered learning techniques to the success of the course. strengthen the Manufacturing Capstone Course, Student centered learning techniques covered in this Developing a student-centered learning paper are: developing a student-centered learning atmosphere in the classroom atmosphere in the classroom, ]motivating students in a The MET 460 Manufacturing Capstone student-centered learning atmosphere, selecting a Project Course provides a learning experience suitable project for a student-centered learning course for the students in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at ASU. The course is well suited for innovative student- centered learning due to the necessary classroom As one measure of success of the MET 460 interaction that must occur so students can Capstone Project Course at ASU, students won the colmplete their assigned task. The instructor of CAIYCAM Robotics Challenge Contest Grand prize the course holds individual students responsible for three consecutive years, 1993 through 1995 for the results the team effoll, 1 Additionally, the course provides the opportunity for students to The Manufacturing Engineering Technology participate in a competition that requires them to Program at Arizona State University (ASU) requires design, evaluate, analyze, and manufacture students to take a capstone course to help prepare thelm components, assemblies and systems using to enter the work force. The capstone course CAD/CAM and Robotics. Instructor uses innovative techniques to create a learning environment to prepare self directed students ---- $i!iiii-’ 1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings } ‘.,+,y:y’:

Kelley, D. G. (1996, June), Using Innovative Student Centered Learning To Strengthen An Et Course Paper presented at 1996 Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

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