JRM Vol.29 No.6 pp. 1037-1048
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2017.p1037


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

June 6, 2017
October 10, 2017
December 20, 2017
curriculum development, active learning, project based learning method, robot competition, career development

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.

Stretcher robot in emergency mode designed by students

Stretcher robot in emergency mode designed by students

Cite this article as:
K. Nakatani, T. Doi, T. Wada, and T. Kaneda, “Promotion of Self-Growth of Students by PBL-Type Manufacturing Practice,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.29 No.6, pp. 1037-1048, 2017.
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