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ERIC Number: ED442624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 6
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The Improvement of the Learning Process of Basic Disciplines at the Engineering Design.
de Oliveira, Vanderli Fava; Borges, Marcos Martins; Naveiro, Ricardo Manfredi
The goal of this paper is to reflect upon Engineering Education, starting from experiments that have been carried out at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), aiming to improve the learning process of the content of basic drawing disciplines concerned with graphic representation, which are subjects of the initial terms of the courses of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Those experiments are, as well, the basis of research done for a master's degree course and for a doctorate, in the field of Technological Innovation and Industrial Organization of the Production Engineering Program of the Engineering Programs Coordination (COPPE) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), under the orientation of Professor Ricardo Naveiro. The experiments were structured beginning with, among other factors, the verification of the students demotivation for the study of such disciplines, linked to great difficulty in the learning process of the same. One reason for this situation is the students' difficulties in concretely understanding the practical application of those disciplines. The obtained results have demonstrated a radical change in the students' view of basic disciplines of graphic representation and have beneficially influenced the motivation for the study of those disciplines. Besides that, the student begins to have a realistic perception of the chosen habilitation right in the initial terms of the course, which would only happen before with the "engineering applied disciplines" or the so-called "professionalizing cycle" which are ministered in the second half of the course. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/CCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil