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Publikācija: Educational Aids in Graphical Education

Publication Type Conference paper
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Educational Aids in Graphical Education
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.1. Construction and transportation engineering
Authors Ieva Jurāne
Keywords Descriptive Geometry, Graphical Education, Educational aids.
Abstract The purpose of this research is to improve learning effectiveness of architects and civil engineers in first three years in the courses ‘Engineering Graphics’, ‘Descriptive Geometry’ and ‘Computer Graphics’. This case study traces the structure and strategy of lectures and the relevance of different kinds of educational aids in graphical education in Riga Technical University, Latvia. The author analyzes different themes of learning the subject and the content of inherent information according to cognitive knowledge dimensions. According to teaching aims – provide knowledge and skills, enhance experience or educate; different parts of multimedia kit are utilised- different teaching technics, educational aids and multimedia materials. The observations when it is preferable to use blackboard or whiteboard, or interactive whiteboard, when is better to use PowerPoint for demonstration or animation, and when professional drawing programs like AutoCAD and models - physical and digital could be used are described further. The article expresses opinion about proportion in which technical aids, beforehand prepared teaching printed matherials and human mediation during the lecture should be used. The analysis of roles and activities of subjects collaborating in educational process - lecturer and students is performed. Practical implications include hints on what kind activities advisable for each of them in lecture, practical work or individual tasks.
Reference Jurāne, I. Educational Aids in Graphical Education. In: The 14th International Conference on Geometry and Graphics: Proceedings on DVD, Japan, Kyoto, 5-9 August, 2010. Kyoto: Local Organizing and Executive Committee, 2010, pp.1-7.
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