Experimental Learning of Production System Design and Learning Effect Analysis
Yanwen Dong, Xiying Hao
Available Online October 2013.
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- teaching and learning;experimental education; production system;laboratory; human factor
- 746 Chinese universities and colleges currently offer managementeducation programs, including 115 program of management engineering and 181 program of industrial engineering. However, almost all of the classes were carried out in the classroom and experimental education has not been considered as important. As a result, the students cannot well understand what they learned in the classroom.At almost of Japanese universities, experimental education is considered more serious than Chinese universities,and a large number of experimental subjects are incorporated into their curricula.They are still facing a difficult issue how to train the students to be ready for practical jobsimmediately. In order to enable the students to understand well cellular manufacturing and learn how to design a manufacturing line, alaboratory experiment entitled as industrial system laboratory is offered to the students in Fukushima University.Using LEGO Mindstorms kit, the students can create a variety of mechanical systems and therefore the experiment content is adjustable corresponding to the available learning time and the level of the students. It has the advantages of high adjustability, high flexibility and low cost.From a questionnaire to the students, it is clarified that most of the students of the faculty of science and technology have a potential and/or desire to learn through making something, and the experiment was welcomed by the students and is an effective educational method. Furthermore, through this experiment, we can investigate the impact of human factor such as learning and the aptitude of operators on performance of cellular manufacturing.
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TY - CONF AU - Yanwen Dong AU - Xiying Hao PY - 2013/10 DA - 2013/10 TI - Experimental Learning of Production System Design and Learning Effect Analysis BT - Proceedings of the 2013 International Academic Workshop on Social Science PB - Atlantis Press SP - 902 EP - 906 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.205 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iaw-sc.2013.205 ID - Dong2013/10 ER -