The Influence of Learning Strategy and Performance Strategy upon Engineering Design.
Progress rept. no. 3. 1 Feb-30 Apr 76,
SYSTEM RESEARCH LTD RICHMOND (ENGLAND)
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The report deals with 1 the specification of an electronics design project which is to be used as an experimental task in a series of experiments intended to exteriorize various aspects of cognitive style and creativity in design 2 the development of computer administered pretests and post-tests for cognitive style and 3 The overall experimental plan, including arrangements for training student designers. The main body of the report concerns the experimental design project whose overall goal is the design of a programmable educational simulator for use in teaching chemical reaction kinetics. The first design task involves the simulation of macroscopic relationships overall energy changes and reaction rate equations. The second task is the design of a simulator to illustrate microscopic principles mechanisms of molecular interaction and should include one or more of the first task simulators as subsystems. The first design task is to be carried out on an individual basis, the second task by teams of designers. The team design work is expected to yield valuable data concerning communication between designers.