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Educ. Sci. 2018, 8(4), 179;

Experimental Equipment to Develop Teaching of the Concept Viscosity

Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Applied Linguistics Department, Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, 03801 Alcoy, Spain
Junta de Comunidades de Castilla La Mancha, 45001 Toledo, Spain
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Received: 11 September 2018 / Revised: 11 October 2018 / Accepted: 19 October 2018 / Published: 20 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Towards Excellence in Engineering Education)
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Some of the subjects have complex concepts, which are currently taught using deductive methods in the first years of University Degree. However, the experience shows the results obtained from students’ learning goals were quite low. Therefore, the use of inductive method is a crucial factor to improve students’ learning results and re-thinking the way to teach in basic subject of Engineering Bachelor Degree. One example is the subject called Fluid Mechanics, which is present in many Bachelor Degrees. This matter has abstract concepts, which are normally taught by traditional methods. This type of teaching makes difficult to be understood by the student. This research proposes an inductive methodology to work the viscosity concept using an activity. In this test, the student has to carry out some measurements with different fluids using a simple measurement device while they participated actively in the learning. View Full-Text
Keywords: inductive methods; re-thinking the teaching; viscometer inductive methods; re-thinking the teaching; viscometer

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Pérez-Sánchez, M.; Galstyan-Sargsyan, R.; Pérez-Sánchez, M.I.; López-Jiménez, P.A. Experimental Equipment to Develop Teaching of the Concept Viscosity. Educ. Sci. 2018, 8, 179.

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