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How to support interest in engineering in secondary education
Author(s): Jan Fischer; Vladimír Haasz

Paper Abstract

Two activities, how to increase interest in the study of electrical engineering and electronics, are described in the paper: workshops for teachers and participation in the Embedded Technology Club for students. Workshops for teachers acquaint them with the utilization of IT in a laboratory education, to make it more attractive and so to increase the interest of students to study natural sciences or engineering. The educational low-cost laboratory system and its applications in laboratories are presented during the workshop. The Embedded Technology Club (ETC) is a club intended as for students of secondary schools, who has an interest in electronics, as for other persons interested in this area. The business is focused both on education in the fundamentals of up-to-date design, development, and programming of electronic devices and solving some more simple projects concerning instrumentation. Activities are designed so that also students of secondary schools, who have no experience with electronics, but only basic knowledge in physics, can take part in. The priority is to have the interest to learn new things and to get hands-on experience.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11144, Photonics and Education in Measurement Science 2019, 111440E (17 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2528379
Show Author Affiliations
Jan Fischer, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Vladimír Haasz, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11144:
Photonics and Education in Measurement Science 2019
Maik Rosenberger; Paul-Gerald Dittrich; Bernhard Zagar, Editor(s)

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