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The impact of education in 3D product design and printing to primary and high school students
Author(s): Apostolos Tsagaris; Maria Chatzikyrkou; Michel Theodor Mansour; Konstantinos Tsongas; Gabriel Mansour
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Paper Abstract

This research explores the impact of 3D product design and printing on child aged 10-16 years. The research was conducted after a 3D product design and print course and, as demonstrated by its results, the participants were thrilled by the content of the program, although initially they were relatively troubled because algorithmic reasoning was not so familiar with them and this caused distrust. Then their collaboration with the other members of the team proved flawless, although most of them were unaware of each other. This was because the participants' primary concern was successful cooperation to overcome the other groups they were competing. Trainees felt self-confidence, which came from the effective explanation of the interface for this, and they did not feel any fear and doubt that their mission would not be successful. Whenever a mistake was found, children were able to correct it immediately and effectively. It is therefore clear that through 3D product design and printing, basic concepts of computer science, mathematics, geometry, stereometry, design, engineering and mechatronics in general are made fully understandable from these ages in the form of play, escaping the narrow limits of conventional teaching. This gives rise to alternative approaches to learning. The satisfaction of the children was shown by their desire to set up the program and their friends.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10808, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2018, 1080853 (1 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2501541
Show Author Affiliations
Apostolos Tsagaris, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Maria Chatzikyrkou, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Michel Theodor Mansour, Technical Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Konstantinos Tsongas, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Gabriel Mansour, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10808:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2018
Ryszard S. Romaniuk; Maciej Linczuk, Editor(s)

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