The purpose of this paper is to show the evaluation of the learning process to determinate if engineering student marks would be better from sand-table teaching than from traditional teaching.
The innovative teaching project incorporating digital sand-table use was evaluated by asking undergraduate and postgraduate students to rate their learning experiences and by analyzing their academic performance.
The results show that the percentage of students passing the courses, and marks on the course tests were higher for students taught using sand-table, compared to students taught without using this tool.
Engineering curricula are constantly revised to address the demands for undergraduate courses and specialization courses, and the differing needs of actual practice in relation to theoretical knowledge.
The experience at the University of Córdoba (Spain) offers some insights to other engineering degrees and educational institutions that wish to focus on the development of innovative academic programs and student capabilities.
Molina, J., Rodríguez y Silva, F. and Herrera, M. (2019), "The potential of digital sand-table use in engineering education: Towards a development of future engineers", Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 30-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-03-2018-0031Download as .RIS
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