Innovation of CAD/CAE System Teaching at Upper Secondary Education

  • Peter Kuna
  • Alena Hašková
  • Miloš Palaj
  • Miloslav Skačan
  • Ján Záhorec
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


In the traditional methodology of CAD system teaching, one starts with acquirement of technical drawing principles and design of technical schemes and drawings based on manual drawing. Only consequently students learn to draw the schemes and technical drawings in some of the CAD systems. In their paper the authors present a new, by them created methodology of teaching modelling and simulation in CAD/CAE systems at which students (ISCED 3 level) start immediately with a machine element proposal (draft) and modelling. A key question related to the use of this innovative teaching methodology is whether the reduction of the technical drawing teaching will not have a negative impact on the students’ achievements. The answer to this question should result from a pedagogical experiment which the authors are going to carry out and a methodology of which, together with the research hypothesis and expected results, they present in the paper.


CAD/CAE systems Innovative methods of teaching ISCED 3 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Kuna
    • 1
  • Alena Hašková
    • 1
  • Miloš Palaj
    • 1
  • Miloslav Skačan
    • 1
  • Ján Záhorec
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Technology and Information Technologies, Faculty of EducationConstantine the Philosopher UniversityNitraSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Department of Education and Social Pedagogy, Institute of Educational Sciences and Studies, Faculty of EducationComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovak Republic

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