This study takes the approach of EEG analysis by FFT to discuss the correlation between EEG and the workload during the Kraepelin test. Calculating the Cα /Cβ, which is the content ratio of the power for the α-wave bands and the β-wave bands, was applied to compare the workload in the number of answers for the handedness, men and women. The analysis results revealed that, for the right-handed men, the number of answers had the correlation with Cα/Cβ in the left hemisphere in the brain, however no correlation with Cα/Cβ in the right hemisphere were found. On the other hand, for the both-handed men and the right-handed women, the number of answers had the correlation with Cα/Cβ in both the left and the right hemispheres.
In order to consider the educational contents of engineering ethics, it is imperative to understand the themes related to engineering ethics in which the society is interested. This study aims to reveal the change of the themes related to engineering ethics based on the analysis of newspaper articles. Data on newspaper articles including engineering ethics were collected searching a database of newspaper articles and analyzed using quantitative methods. As a result, 138 words were extracted from 1,088 articles including “engineer”, “scientist” and “researcher”, and classified into 24 themes. 151 words were extracted from 207 articles including “engineer”, and classified into 29 themes. Analyzing the trends of words included in the themes from 1990 to 2016, the change of the themes were revealed.
Integrated Scheduling Method (IScM) is the process to create a highly feasible project schedule based on the idea that the project schedule can be created with the flow of the deliverables passing from one functional organization to the next, and the tool called Deliverables Dependency Matrix (DDM) to specify the various conditions of the deliverables. Though Project Based Learning (PBL) is an effective teaching method, some issues has been pointed out such as (1) lack of an active attitude, (2) a range of achievement levels, and (3) a difficulty to fairly evaluate the grade of each student. The previous paper pointed out the possibility to resolve them by applying IScM and DDM to PBL. This paper reports on the result of the trial.
Minute paper is one of reflection techniques carried out at the end of a day’s lesson. We implement it with quiz in mathematics class to promote fixing the knowledge and ability to solve mathematical problems. In every lesson, students take a quiz referring minute paper they wrote in previous lesson. We throw up the method is helpful for student to reflect what they learned in last lesson. Also we categorize contents of minute paper, and study its impact to student achievement. Analysis of the contents and student performance in examination is useful to give appropriate support to students.
We conducted student-centered learning for second grade high school students in a visiting lecture at a high school by using new product proposal form for shoes. The purpose of this class is to motivate them to chemical technology and product planning. First, students have learned chemical knowledge and structure of shoes. Then, they have prepared a product proposal of shoes that they want to buy. Product proposal was designed how to make planning product form for beginners in accordance with selection lists of materials and processing methods. As a result, many students indicated interest in chemistry or product development in the class.
Recently, importance of hands-on education has been increased. On the other hand, the inspection of the product is not covered in depth as a result of that manufacturing is too much emphasized, especially in introducing lower grade students. Thus, we developed teaching materials of instrumentation and measurement skill mainly for first grade students, and evaluated the effectiveness. In this materials, measurement practice works and those textbooks are included according to the size of class. Moreover, it allowed to evaluate measurement skills by students objectively by assuring the precision of all works. In this paper, we report the result that this teaching materials was utilized in “Workshop Practice I” at first grade students for two years starting from fiscal 2015.
This paper presents on failure experiences and educational effects of designing and manufacturing education using an educational tool on the subject of hand winch. As a new attempt of this education, a database of failure cases that occurred during designing and manufacturing in the past was released to students. Questionnaire survey on failure was conducted before and after the class. The questionnaire result showed that there were students who recognized the importance of experiencing the failure of designing and manufacturing and reflected on not utilizing advantage of information of failure cases. Release of the failure databases at the educational site was found to be a tool for students to experience the importance of failure information at the end in the class. In addition, there were some students who were developed communication skills.
We performed a practice of education of ionizing radiation, using interactive electronic books and reasonable accommodation, measurement of ionizing radiation and production of a simple cloud chamber for elementary school students. Using the electronic book and accessibility features of iPad, we were teaching about key properties and technology of ionizing radiation. Our school students made great contributions to the class experiments as teaching assistants. From the results of a student questionnaire given after the practice, about 92-100% of the elementary school students had acquired basic knowledge of the subject, about 76-85% thought the great fear of radiation have been dispelled. Additionally, a lot of elementary school students interested in the effects of ionizing radiation on the human body.
In KOSEN where students from 15 to 20 years old study some technology subjects, teachers are required to obtain many skills such as teaching lessons, class management, student assist, mental care, coaching club activities and so on. To get these skills, many kinds of Faculty Developments are held by each college and KOSEN Head Quarter. In this thesis, video archives have been made to help KOSEN teachers obtain some skills for class management and student assist, which focused on development fundamental competencies for working persons. Some veteran teachers give advices in these videos.
This paper presents the learning effect through designing and manufacturing education using an educational tool on the subject of hand winch. The learning effect was quantitatively measured by conducting a test related to the flow of manufacturing, designing, machine elements and machining accuracy in the first and final classes. The test result showed that experiential learning through design and manufacture of the hand winch gives an understanding of the necessary those basic contents for designing and manufacturing. However, understanding the function of the washer in machine elements can’t be given sufficiently only by experience of the manufacturing because the washer can be used without understanding. Furthermore, to acquire skill on machining accuracy of less than 0.1 mm i.e. fitting, it is important to give sufficient learning time.
This paper discusses goal setting in a project-based learning class where the teams of students design and fabricate autonomous robots for a robot competition based on their creativity. The problem addressed here is to make a competition regulation such that the students develop various robots for the cultivation of the creativity, i.e., an important ability for engineers. By classifying robots from the viewpoints of their desired behavior and mechanical structure, we present a regulation solving the problem. Moreover, by evaluating the robots developed in the class and a questionnaire, we show that the variety of the developed robots is higher than that for a previous regulation and our regulation is useful for the cultivation of the creativity.
Procedure of preparing polarizing film from iodine doped-Vinylon® film was developed, and was applied to the scratch building of TN type-LCD device. The polarizing film was prepared as following:Vinylon® film strip was immersed to Lugol’s solution ca. 15min, and then was manually stretched on the surface of a glass bottle. The film was dried and attached on a 35mm slide mount, to use as polarizing filter. By using present procedure, assembling of TN type-LCD device was designed as an experimental teaching material for laboratory class program. The LCD device consisted from a pair of ITO glass electrodes, liquid crystal (4-cyano-4’ (-pentylbiphenyl) ), and a pair of the polarizing filters. To appropriately orient the liquid crystal molecule in the device, both of the ITO glass plate were coated with PVA, and the coated surface of each plate was rubbed with nylon cloth to give horizontal or vertical ridge to the respectively. The present program was applied to a laboratory class (90 min, 14 students). 86% of the students successfully confirmed operation of the device.
This article discussed an educational activity of active learning method in Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) as the Center of Communities (COC) in Japan. The activity aimed the revitalization for small retailers in the local communities near KIT campus based the training sessions of marketing surveys. We planned the learning course lectured by KIT students for owners and managers of local small retailers in the communities. We anticipated that the experiences of lecturing to others would make our students understood deeply, and grasp real problems in the everyday world. Some owners and managers of local small shops eventually collaborated with our students. Finally, we confirmed the growth and development of the students’ general skills for working and the satisfaction of the local members.
A trial example for an engineering design education is reported. A subject “Engineering design” has started since 2012 in a structural engineering program, school of engineering at Nagasaki University. In the subject, group works are carried out as a project-based learning. Each group which is consisted of five to seven students acts as each project team and aims to get a work by drafting and selling a project plan to Nagasaki Prefecture or Nagasaki City with local resources. One of the seven groups implemented in 2016 has successfully got an opportunity to present their some suggestions about a preservation and an application of the site of Nagasaki City Shiroyama Elementary School bombed building in public.
Fukuoka Institute of Technology has joined an engineering education consortium organized under a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to encourage the talent of electrical engineering students. The grant called “Good Practice:GP” has been given to the consortium composed of five universities, Kyushu University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kumamoto University, Fukuoka University and Fukuoka Institute of Technology, for five years, 2012-2016. Silicon Valley visit training for electrical engineering master course students was planned as a project program of the GP. The program was proposed by Fukuoka Institute of Technology. The purpose of this program is to study the corporate culture of Silicon Valley companies including a venture business and a global PBL of the Stanford University Center for Design Research (CDR) in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. The visit training was carried out at the Plug & Play Tech Center located in Sunnyvale, the SYNNEX Corporation in Fremont and the CDR of Stanford University. This report shows the significance of the proposed program and students’ impression on visit training at Silicon Valley together with their activities at training classes.
For learning information skills, self-reflection that focuses on the progress of learning has the effect of increasing one’s learning capabilities. We have developed a self-evaluation system using a rubric to support self-reflection. In general, the technique for creating the rubric has not been sufficiently formulated, and the creation work entails a high burden. In this study, we investigated construction method to promote the creation and evaluation of rubric. In the first-year basic information education, when self-evaluation was practiced, the self-evaluation time was shortened to 0.65 times and the evaluation efficiency also improved due to the simplification of rubric.