Digital cadcam pedagogy model intelligent inquiry education

Timothy Hemsath, Robert Williams, Ronald Bonnstetter, Leen Kiat Soh

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Abstract

Prototypemanufacturing as an educational tool has been very successful at thecollegelevel in architectureandengineering design. This paper discusses an innovative inquiry-based learning approach rather than the problem-based learning models commonly utilized by other similar programs. For example, several research-funded technology projects (e.g., Cappelleri et al. 2007) look at involving students in problem-based learning exercises (e.g., building robots); however, these exercises (while providing valuable experiences) have predetermined outcomes ingrained by the teachers, the project structure, and the components used to construct the devices. Therefore, inquisitive and creative problem solving is limited to the "kit-of-parts" in their approach to solving the problem. The inquiry-based CADCAMpedagogy model is more concerned with the process of solving a problem through the vehicle of prototyping than with the specificity of the design project itself. This approach has great potential. First, the need to solve the problem drives learning on multiple levels, integrating interdisciplinary ideas into the problem and solution. Second, the problem interlocks disciplines through inquiry knowledge building in team exercises. Finally, it encourages diversity and flexibility by allowing students to look at problems from multiples perspectives and points of view.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACADIA 08
Subtitle of host publicationSilicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Pages458-463
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, ACADIA 08 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2008Oct 19 2008

Publication series

NameACADIA 08: Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture

Conference

Conference28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture: Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, ACADIA 08
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period10/16/0810/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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    Hemsath, T., Williams, R., Bonnstetter, R., & Soh, L. K. (2008). Digital cadcam pedagogy model intelligent inquiry education. In ACADIA 08: Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (pp. 458-463). (ACADIA 08: Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture).