Development of Interactive Materials by Engineering Students Using the Descartes Applets.

Grande Ortiz, M. Angeles and Tevar Sanz, Gonzalo and Ayuga Téllez, Esperanza and González García, Concepción (2011). Development of Interactive Materials by Engineering Students Using the Descartes Applets.. In: "9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications.", 19/07/2011 - 22/07/2011, Orlando, Florida, EEUU.

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Title: Development of Interactive Materials by Engineering Students Using the Descartes Applets.
Author/s:
  • Grande Ortiz, M. Angeles
  • Tevar Sanz, Gonzalo
  • Ayuga Téllez, Esperanza
  • González García, Concepción
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Event Dates: 19/07/2011 - 22/07/2011
Event Location: Orlando, Florida, EEUU
Title of Book: 9th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications.
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Física y Mecánica Fundamental, Aplicada a la Ingeniería Agroforestal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In a degree course such as Forestry Engineering, the general teaching objectives consist of explaining and helping students to understand the principles of Mechanics. For some time now we have encountered significant difficulties in teaching this subject due to the students' lack of motivation and to their insufficient prior preparation for the topic. If we add to this the discipline's inherent complexity and the students' preconceptions about the subject, these teaching difficulties become considerable. For this reason a series of didactic activities have been introduced sequentially in the teaching of this subject. This work describes the methodology, procedure and results for the action of developing a work project in groups using Descartes software. The results of this experiment can be considered very positive. Some of the critical preconceptions for learning the subject can be corrected, and the tutoring process in the classroom contributes to an improvement in teacherstudent communication. Since this scheme was established, the number of students taking part each academic year has increased, and this is the group with the greatest percentage of passing scores.

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Item ID: 12097
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/12097/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:12097
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 12 Sep 2012 11:10
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 11:16
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