Open Classrooms Episodes 16 and 17: The Dragster Design and Build Project

Open Classrooms is a podcast series produced by the Academic Development Group in  Science, Engineering and Health.  Each podcast features interviews and stories from our staff who have opened up their classroom doors and shared their practices, innovations and ideas.
In this two-episode special, Natasha Taylor explores a new assessment project which has been delivered for the first time the semester in the School of Engineering.  First year students of Engineering Design and Communication work together in groups to research, design, 3D print and ultimately race drag cars – the aim is to teach them the skills and processes of computer aided product design by immersing them in it. The project incorporates group learning, agile/design thinking methodologies, maker based pedagogy and peer assessment.
Episode 16 focuses on the teacher perspective with Hormoz Marzbani; for Epsiode 17, three students reflect together on the benefits and challenges they experienced throughout the course.

Contact Details
If you would like to contact Hormoz , please send him an email.
Supporting Resources

  •  View a slideshow of photos taken at the race event (I minute 20)