Applying Axiomatic Design to the Educational Process

Mary Kathryn Thompson, Benjamin C. Thomas, Jonathan B. Hopkins

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Axiomatic design theory (AD) was originally developed to form a scientific basis for mechanical design. This paper takes an in-depth look at axiomatic design theory as a scientific basis for the design of educational courses and curricula. The implications of the first and second axioms for education are discussed and issues associated with coupling, physical integration, repetition, redundancy, complexity, robustness, and flexibility are addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Axiomatic Design
Number of pages6
Publication date2009
PagesPaper ICAD-2009-13
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventICAD2009 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 25 Mar 200927 Mar 2009




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