A project-problem based learning approach for appreciating ancient cultural heritage through technologies: Realizing mystical buildings in Dunhuang Mural

Pit Ho Patrio Chiu, Tsz Ki, Frankie Fan, Siu Wo Tarloff Im, Shuk Han Cheng, Lisa L.S. Chui, Lin Li, Dennis Y.W. Liu

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Abstract

This paper reports a project-problem based learning approach for motivating technically skilled students to learn and appreciate cultural heritage, a discipline which is unrelated to their own majors. A group of undergraduate students participated in this pilot project. They were placed in an interdisciplinary environment, instructed to apply 3D design and 3D printing technologies to realize ancient drawings of buildings found in the Dunhuang Mural from the Tang Dynasty, China (618-907 AD). Self-learning and peer-learning pedagogies were adopted in the project, they guided students to overcome the challenges and attain the project outcomes. All participants had successfully completed the assigned tasks and their achievements were recognized in a public exhibition. From the qualitative and quantitative feedbacks, participants reported statistically significant improvement in their perceptions of learning and appreciating cultural heritage through the project. It also revealed that peer-learning was essential for them to complete the 3D designs, while self-learning was adopted in learning cultural heritage knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages65-69
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509055982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2017
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016 - Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 7 Dec 20169 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2016
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityBangkok
Period7/12/169/12/16

Keywords

  • 3D Printing
  • Cultural heritage
  • Technology-enchanced learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Communication
  • Education

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