工学設計とその課外活動環境 [in Japanese] Engineering Design Education and Its Supporting System to Encourage After School Activities [in Japanese]
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Kanazawa Institute of Technology started education reform in 1995. In the education up to that time the emphasis was laid to cram knowledge to students rather than to let them apply such knowledge to make products. The main purpose of the education reform was to cultivate students' ability to acquire necessary knowledge and information to produce technical fruits. To attain this purpose first of all curricula were completely changed and new subject "Engineering Design" was developed. At the same time education supporting system to encourage students' after school activities was introduced. In the following authors describe the contents of "Engineering Design" together with the activities of "Factory for Dreams and Ideas" which was established to help students' creative activity at any time when they have spare time.
- Journal of Jsee
Journal of Jsee 54(2), 3-8, 2006-03-20
Japanese Society for Engineering Education