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Reform of experimental teaching based on quality cultivation
Author(s): Wei Wang; Xingwei Yan; Wei Liu; Tianfu Yao; Jianhua Shi; Bing Lei; Haojun Hu

Paper Abstract

Experimental teaching plays an import part in quality education which devotes to cultivating students with innovative spirit, strong technological talents and practical ability. However, in the traditional experimental teaching mode, the experiments are treated as a vassal or supplementary mean of theoretical teaching, and students prefer focus on theory to practice. Therefore, the traditional experimental teaching mode is difficult to meet the requirements of quality education. To address this issue, the reform of experimental teaching is introduced in this paper taking the photoelectric detector experiment as the example. The new experimental teaching mode is designed from such aspects as experimental content, teaching method and experimental evaluation. With the purpose of cultivating students’ practical ability, two different-level experimental content is designed. Not only the basic experiments used to verify the theory are set to consolidate the students’ learned theoretical knowledge, but also comprehensive experiments are designed to encourage the students to apply their learned knowledge to solve practical problems. In the teaching process, heuristic teaching thought is adopt and the traditional ‘teacher-centered’ teaching form is replaced by ‘student-centered’ form, which aims to encourage students to design the experimental systems by their own with the teacher’s guidance. In addition to depending on stimulating the students’ interest of science research, experimental evaluation is necessary to urge students to complete the experiments efficiently. Multifaceted evaluation method is proposed to test the students’ mastery of theoretical knowledge, practice ability, troubleshooting and problem solving skills, and innovation capability comprehensively. Practices demonstrated the satisfying effect of our experimental teaching mode.

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, 104524M (16 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2268858
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Wei Wang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Xingwei Yan, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Wei Liu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Tianfu Yao, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Jianhua Shi, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Bing Lei, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
Haojun Hu, National Univ. of Defense Technology (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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