Academic journal article International Education Studies

Intensification of the Students' Self-Development Process When Performing Design and Settlement Works on the "Machine Parts" Course

Academic journal article International Education Studies

Intensification of the Students' Self-Development Process When Performing Design and Settlement Works on the "Machine Parts" Course

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The article addresses issues related to the methodology of intensifying self-development process when performing t design and settlement works on the "Machine Parts" course for the students studying in such areas of training as "Technology" and "Vocational Education" with the use of computer technologies. At the same time, there are formulated the required pedagogical conditions that must be provided to all participants of the educational process, and accordingly, there are disclosed methodological aspects of the design and settlement work performance by means of specialized computer software.

This in turn makes it possible to intensify the students' self-development process during the study of the "Machine parts" course. To succeed in the intensification of the students' self-development process when performing design and settlement works on the "Machine Parts" course, there should be develop appropriate pedagogical conditions.

The most effective implementation of this methodology may be performed through the usage of specialized computer software.

There is provided a technology of designing two-stage parallel-shaft reduction gear unit based on specialized computer software Compass 3D.

Implementation of specialized computer software when performing a course project on "Machine Parts" allows intensifying the self-development quality of students within the educational process.

Keywords: intensification, self-development, machine parts, specialized computer software, assembly drawing

1. Introduction

In today's world, the sphere of production has priority over service industries. Real economy sector requires specialists capable of addressing technical challenges of the most varying complexity.

Great importance in ensuring such requirements belongs to the professional educational institutions. Russian pedagogy has gained considerable experience in training specialists in various fields. There are tried and tested methods of teaching technical subjects, a lot of literary sources to assist educators and learners. Attractive in this paper are the majors of non-engineering specialties - future teachers of technologies and vocational training. In particular, this is due to the fact that in middle schools and secondary vocational schools these very majors give to the students a basic knowledge of the production sphere. At the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Yelabuga Institute of Kazan Federal University, provision is made for studying "Machine parts" course and performing design and settlement works.

The "Machine Parts" course is the final basic technical discipline for the students-future teachers of technologies and vocational training, and the first settlement and design course, which explores the basics of designing machinery.

The course choice is also conditioned upon the fact that the "Machine Parts" course is the final one for the majority of the courses that make up the technical disciplines. In addition, this course has significant educational potential for students, which is implemented during the process of their performance of design and settlement works, as well as defines the features of design and settlement work on the "Machine Parts" course, performed by students of the Engineering and Technology Faculty at the present stage (Alexeeva, 2006; Dunaev, 2003; Kushnarenko, 2003).

The project for this course is the first independent work of a student, based on practical application of the knowledge gained on the course of technical disciplines: materials science, engineering graphics, engineering mechanics, strength of materials, theory of machines and mechanisms, and basic principles of interoperability and standardization. Thus, there is a need to develop a methodological component of design and settlement works performance by engineering students with the use of computer technology within the "Machine Parts" course, which provides for the intensification of the self-development process in technical disciplines (Timerbaev, 2014). …

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