Examining the Learning by Teaching Method in Computer-Aided Design Instruction
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© 2019 CAD Solutions, LLC. This paper examines the effects of learning by teaching method in Computer-Aided Design instruction. A quasi-experimental pre-and-post test design was employed over four semesters. Experimental group students were asked in pairs to lead the teaching of the course content during the class meetings. Control group students received traditional teacher-centered instruction. In both groups, students’ learning outcomes, such as life-long learning skill, engineering attitude, and CAD modeling skills using NX, were evaluated. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analyzed. Findings indicate that first generation college students in the experimental group dramatically improved their CAD modeling knowledge and life-long learning skills in comparison to their counterparts in the control group. A discussion of the findings and recommendations for future research are presented.
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Peng, X., Zhang, D., Jackson, M., Yalvac, B., Ketsetzi, A., & Eseryel, D.