|Title||Reflection on System Dynamics Principles Improves Student Performance in Haptic Paddle Labs|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Rose, CG, McDonald, CG, Clark, JP, O'Malley, MK|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Education|
|Keywords||Haptic interfaces; haptics; laboratory; Mechanical engineering; mechanical engineering curriculum; Mechatronics; Performance evaluation; reflection; Standards; System dynamics; Tools; undergraduate|
Contribution: Significant effort has been placed on the development of laboratory exercises for mechanical engineering curricula. Often, however, the exercises are not structured to encourage students to see the labs as a scientific process, instead of a checklist to be completed. Facilitating reflective observation and abstract conceptualization during the concrete experience (CE) of the lab improves student performance.