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  1. Learning from Mistakes A different way of learning

  2. What is Learning from Mistakes? • A way of testing the depth of understanding achieved by students. • A fun method of getting information about usually boring subjects across. • A last resort for a lecturer who had tried everything!

  3. How it evolved • Initially applied to CAD drawings then to standard BS 8888 technical drawings. • The drawings were produced with mistakes on them and labelled as the lecturer’s own work. • Students were asked to mark the mistakes and note what was wrong. • Then they were told not to make the same mistakes themselves in their work.

  4. Why use this idea? • The same mistakes re-occurred annually . • Telling students how to draw to standard did not always work. • Practicing their own drawings, with feedback from lecturer was not always successful. • Students really like to find fault with a lecturer’s work. • It is a totally different and a fun way of assessing knowledge

  5. When can this be used? • As a formative, but fun, session. • When students have already had feedback and need reinforcement of theories. • To assist learning in problem areas. • To give detailed information in a format which will help the student to produce better work.

  6. S. Owen CAD Coursework 18 133DES R8.6884 60 120 20 68

  7. What next?A mini project. • There are plans to expand this idea into other areas of Engineering where there is a history of recurring student difficulties. • Thermo-fluids • Mechanics • Communication

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