Pedagogical research is warranted to empower young engineering learners. This not only augments learning efficacy but helps amass applied engineering knowledge and manage it scientifically, which in turn builds skills that are relevant to current engineering practices. Though, successfully we have adopted Bloom’s taxonomy, the most followed and recommended pedagogy for learning, we also have developed more powerful pedagogies namely : engineering wheel and memory maps. Keeping in mind the challenges of skill building in the context of product development and innovation.
This pedagogy is designed from practical analysis. Viewpoint of an interference fit – the loads must be identified which is followed by material modelling. The next step is to analyze the integrity of the fit either via an XLS or a detailed finite element analysis. Certain failure modes, such as fretting, must be analyzed with component history and liaising with manufacture and assembly teams during the design phase.
Developed in-house, this is a powerful pedagogy based on the philosophy that problem solving is easier than problem coining. A simple concept of the Poisson’s ratio is related to several engineering applications be it a pipe joint, geology, finite element method, plates, composites, or a rotating bolted joint. This makes learning integrated and holistic which is the expectation of an industry. To explain one situation “When a Poisson’s ratio assumes a value 0.5, the bulk modulus becomes infinite, locking the volumetric response”.
The following is the pedagogical approach that will be adhering to: “Bloom’s Taxonomy”.
The steps in this approach are as follows: