Journal for Geometry and Graphics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 99 - 109 (1999)

Evaluation of Objective Test Using a Pair of Orthographic Projections

K. Takeyama , R. Maeguchi , K. Chibana, K. Yoshida

Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering,
Setsunan University
Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8508, Japan

K. Chibana:
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and
Engineering, Kinki University
Higashiosaka, Osaka 577-8052, Japan

K. Yoshida:
Department of Architectural Engineering, Graduate School
of Engineering, Osaka University
Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, Japan

Abstract: This paper shows the results of tests that evaluate the effects of the education in orthographic projection. One of them is the "Objective Test" that was developed at Osaka University in 1994. The others are traditional pencil-and-paper tests. We have applied these two kinds of tests to students at Setsunan University from 1995 to 1997. The contents of the education at Setsunan University are different from those of Osaka University. The lectures and workshops at Setsunan University were carried out by pencil-and-paper, while those of Osaka University were carried out by 2D CAD. The results of the objective test have been very stable for three years. Two points to be improved are found out in the process of teaching. The objective test is useful for improving the education in Descriptive Geometry at the Setsunan University. The results of other courses related to Descriptive Geometry as workshops of architectural drawings are also discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Descriptive Geometry education

Classification (MSC2000): 51N05

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