Promotion of Self-Growth of Students by PBL-Type Manufacturing Practice
Keiko Nakatani, Tomoharu Doi, Takeshi Wada, and Tadahiro Kaneda
Osaka Prefecture University College of Technology
26-12 Saiwaicho, Neyagawashi, Osaka 572-8572, Japan
We report a practical case example of robot manufacturing practice using a Project Based Learning method, a type of active learning educational method, conducted in the 2015 and 2016 school years. The practice is a compulsory class for fourth-year students in the mechatronics course of a technical college. We study the influence of the class on planning ability, designing ability, and manufacturing ability as engineers, and basic ability as members of society. In addition, we analyze the process of the practice, state of students, and results of a questionnaire survey to show the effectiveness of the practice as a means of practical career education.
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