An Application of Interest Driven Teaching Approach in Mechanics of Material Course
Science Journal of Education
Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 46-49
Received: Jan. 16, 2018; Accepted: Mar. 13, 2018; Published: Apr. 16, 2018
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Man Hu, College of Engineering and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Fei Wu, College of Engineering and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Shiji Wang, College of Engineering and Technology, Southwest University, Chongqing, China
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Mechanics of Material is an important professional foundation course for engineering students. While the content of the course is wide-range, boring and abstract, a decline in interest for this course and also the decline in understanding of mechanics have been noticed in the teaching and learning activities. The traditional methods of teaching, which are mainly based on the theoretical interpretation, could not promote the interest of students in learning this kind of courses such as Material Mechanics, and then they cannot contribute enough to change this situation. To solve the problem, a so-called interest driven teaching method was herein presented. This paper sketches the characteristics of the interest driven teaching method. Taking Material Mechanics as an example, the learning problems and interest points of students in the course were extracted and summarized. A variety of strategies of promoting the learning interest of students has been put forward on the basis of practical teaching experience and verification. The presentation of the interest driven teaching method in the classroom has increased the interest of college students for learning Mechanics of Materials.
Interest, Teaching Method, Material Mechanics
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Man Hu, Fei Wu, Shiji Wang, An Application of Interest Driven Teaching Approach in Mechanics of Material Course, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 6, No. 2, 2018, pp. 46-49. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20180602.11
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