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Gill, Melvin; Love, Tyler S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2021
Laser engravers/cutters have found their way into many technology and engineering (T&E) education laboratories. Their use can range from from cutting balsa wood truss designs to embossing a decorative logo on a student's project, and the range of materials can be almost as broad. While their capabilities can be virtually endless and the…
Descriptors: Lasers, Vocational Education, Safety, Machine Tools
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Khan, Kaisar R.; Haque, Muhammad M.; Alshemary, Ashraf; AbouArkoub, Ahmed – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2020
Contribution: A project-based active learning approach with the collaborative pedagogical environment is used to train electrical engineers, focusing on loading characteristic of motors where extrapolated knowledge from advanced classes and feedback from the industry professionals are used to engage fellow students to improve their conceptual and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Machine Tools, Student Projects
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Skiba, Richard – International Education Studies, 2020
This paper, primarily based on a literature review, considers the utilization of adult learning principles in training learners to operate high risk equipment. Vocational Education and Training sectors throughout the world are traditionally responsible for training delivery in these areas where generally andragogical principles as defined by…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Educational Principles, Vocational Education, Andragogy
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Herman, Frederik; Priem, Karin; Thyssen, Geert – History of Education, 2017
This paper unveils the body_machine as a key element of dynamic mental maps that have come to shape both educational praxis and research. It traces and analyses instances in which the human and the mechanical encountered each other in metaphorical, material and visual forms, thereby blurring to some extent the boundaries between them while…
Descriptors: Educational History, Figurative Language, Photography, Human Body
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Torres, Francisco; Neira Tovar, Leticia A.; del Rio, Marta Sylvia – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study aims to explore the results of welding virtual training performance, designed using a learning model based on cognitive and usability techniques, applying an immersive concept focused on person attention. Moreover, it also intended to demonstrate that exits a moderating effect of performance improvement when the user experience is taken…
Descriptors: Welding, Workshops, Computer Simulation, Performance
Ullrich, Carsten – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2016
An ontology expresses a common understanding of a domain that serves as a basis of communication between people or systems, and enables knowledge sharing, reuse of domain knowledge, reasoning and thus problem solving. In Technology-Enhanced Learning, especially in Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Adaptive Learning Environments, ontologies serve as…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Manufacturing Industry, Industrial Training, Models
Lauritzen, Louis Dee – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Machine shop students face the daunting task of learning the operation of complex three-dimensional machine tools, and welding students must develop specific motor skills in addition to understanding the complexity of material types and characteristics. The use of consumer technology by the Millennial generation of vocational students, the…
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Rural Areas, Rural Schools
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Frey, Andreas; Balzer, Lars; Ruppert, Jean-Jacques – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2014
This paper examines whether the subjective beliefs on their competences of 409 trainees in machinery, sales, and logistics constitute a reliable and valid way to measure transferable competences. The analysis of results attributes satisfactory to good reliability values to the assessment procedure. Furthermore, it could be shown that young people…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Guidance, At Risk Students, Dropouts
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Roman, Harry T. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2013
This article encourages students to think multidimensionally and in a multidisciplinary fashion with this challenge, and choose a team that can support this kind of thinking. Presented is a challenge in which a major home improvement company makes tools and accessories for use by experienced and new homeowners. This company would like to provide…
Descriptors: Creative Thinking, Creative Activities, Creativity, Teamwork
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Glass, Michael R.; Kalafsky, Ronald V.; Drake, Dawn M. – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2013
Advanced manufacturing continues to be an important sector for emerging and industrialized economies, therefore, remaining an important topic for economic geography education. This article describes a case study created for the Association of American Geographer's Center for Global Geography Education and its implementation. The international…
Descriptors: World Geography, Geography Instruction, Human Geography, Manufacturing
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Board, Keith – Tech Directions, 2012
This article describes a reverse engineering activity that gives students hands-on, minds-on experience with measuring tools, machine parts, and CAD. The author developed this activity to give students an abundance of practical experience with measuring tools. Equally important, it provides a good interface between the virtual world of CAD 3D…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Design, Computer Simulation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Class Activities
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Tan-Sisman, Gulcin; Aksu, Meral – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
"Knowing and doing measurement" is a fundamental competency in real life since measuring attributes of objects in appropriate units and using measuring tools assist students to quantify and understand the world. For this reason, the study of measurement has a special place in every mathematics curriculum. Among the domains of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Machine Tools, Measurement, Grade 5
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Ates, Ozlem; Eryilmaz, Ali – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of hands-on and minds-on activities on ninth grade students' achievement in and attitudes towards simple electric circuits. The study was conducted with 130 students, 70 of which were assigned as experimental group and instructed by hands-on/minds-on activities, while the 60 were assigned as…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Yilmaz, Serkan; Eryilmaz, Ali – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The main goal of this study was to integrate gender and group effect into bridging strategy in order to assess the effect of bridging analogy-based instruction on sophomore students' misconceptions in Newton's Third Law. Specifically, the authors developed and benefited from anchoring analogy diagnostic test to merge the effect of group and gender…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Universities, Observation, Diagnostic Tests
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2010
The graduate of the Cabinetmaker apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will: (1)know the characteristics of wood, wood products or substitutes used in industrial woodworking; (2) be proficient with the safe use of hand tools, powered machines and equipment used in industrial woodworking; (3) read and interpret plans and…
Descriptors: Trade and Industrial Education, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Industry
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