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Simulation teaching method in Engineering Optics
Author(s): Qieni Lu; Yi Wang; Hongbin Li

Paper Abstract

We here introduce a pedagogical method of theoretical simulation as one major means of the teaching process of “Engineering Optics” in course quality improvement action plan (Qc) in our school. Students, in groups of three to five, complete simulations of interference, diffraction, electromagnetism and polarization of light; each student is evaluated and scored in light of his performance in the interviews between the teacher and the student, and each student can opt to be interviewed many times until he is satisfied with his score and learning. After three years of Qc practice, the remarkable teaching and learning effect is obatined. Such theoretical simulation experiment is a very valuable teaching method worthwhile for physical optics which is highly theoretical and abstruse. This teaching methodology works well in training students as to how to ask questions and how to solve problems, which can also stimulate their interest in research learning and their initiative to develop their self-confidence and sense of innovation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10452, 14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017, 104526J (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269959
Show Author Affiliations
Qieni Lu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yi Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Hongbin Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10452:
14th Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2017
Xu Liu; Xi-Cheng Zhang, Editor(s)

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