A modeling approach of Additive Manufacturing’s learning based on Activity Theory

MOURAD ABOUELALA, MOHAMED OUBREK, MOURAD TAHA JANAN, PASCALE BRANDT-POMARES

Abstract


Implications 3D printing technology in the learning of new manufacturing technology and engineering are growing rapidly. 3D printing is a process of manufacturing solid objects and parts from a digital model without cutting tools and fixture systems. Although 3D printing is a powerful tool to empower learners through object creation, the need to put this learning in the context of education is necessary. This paper discusses how an Activity Theory model outlines and makes clearer the interactions student/ 3D printer learning in a global education context.


Keywords


3D printing technology, Activity Theory, modeling’s approach of Additive Manufacturing, fablabs

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Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair, ISSN: 2241-9152

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