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SUCCESS FRAMEWORK FOR TEACHING ERGONOMICS TO ENGINEERING STUDENTS

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Author(s): MUSHTAK AL-ATABI | SATESH NAMASIVAYAM

Journal: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology
ISSN 1823-4690

Volume: Sp. Iss. on Eng. Edu;
Issue: April 2013;
Start page: 62;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: SUCCESS | Ergonomics | CDIO | Pedagogy | Innovation

ABSTRACT
Taylor's University School of Engineering (Malaysia) is a project-based-learning school that puts a conscious effort to educate engineers on the importance of applying ergonomic principles at the conceiving and designing stages of a product life cycle. This paper reports on an innovative approach to teaching ergonomics using the SUCCESS framework (Simple, Unexpected, Credible, Concrete, Emotions, Story, and Simulation). This teaching technique was adopted to engage the hearts and minds of the students and get them to embrace ergonomics as an important skill for engineers. Comparing students’ module evaluation and feedback, both before and after the adoption of the SUCCESS framework showed that students enjoyed the new approach of teaching and found it more fulfilling.
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