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ERIC Number: EJ1060283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Enhancing Learning Using 3D Printing: An Alternative to Traditional Student Project Methods
McGahern, Patricia; Bosch, Frances; Poli, DorothyBelle
American Biology Teacher, v77 n5 p376-377 May 2015
Student engagement during the development of a three-dimensional visual aid or teaching model can vary for a number of reasons. Some students report that they are not "creative" or "good at art," often as an excuse to justify less professional outcomes. Student engagement can be low when using traditional methods to produce a model, but 3D printing gives both the teacher and the student new ways of experiencing classroom activities. The simple (and free) software offers students valuable skills, "professional" modeling results, a stronger understanding of the topic at hand, and new confidence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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