A modeling approach of Additive Manufacturing’s learning based on Activity Theory
ABOUELALA, MOURAD; University of Patras
TAHA JANAN, MOURAD; Mohammed V University, Morocco
OUBREK, MOHAMED; Mohammed V University, Morocco
BRANDT-POMARES, PASCALE; Aix-Marseille Université, France
Implications 3D printing technology in the learning of new manufacturing technology and engineering are growing rapidly. 3D printing is a process of manufacturing solid objects and parts from a digital model without cutting tools and fixture systems. Although 3D printing is a powerful tool to empower learners through object creation, the need to put this learning in the context of education is necessary. This paper discusses how an Activity Theory model outlines and makes clearer the interactions student/ 3D printer learning in a global education context.
3D printing technology, Activity Theory, modeling’s approach of Additive Manufacturing, fablabs