Journal for Geometry and Graphics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 65 - 70 (1998)

Kernel Problems of the Modernization of Engineering Graphics Education

Chen Jiannan

Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA),
China Engineering Graphics Society,
37 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083, P.R. China,

Abstract: The innovation in graphics education lying ahead of us is not only a problem of arranging the contents or selecting the focal points. The divergent opinions are actually controversies about didactic problems with philosophical profundity. At the moment, the main direction of the world education reform is to reinforce the foundation and to develop the ability - despite the bright coloring of its outer appearance due to modern graphics technique. And the kernel of foundation and ability is intelligence. So, one should take care of the right balance between theory and practice, between the basic concepts of Descriptive Geometry in updated form and the design work with all the powerful tools available on the market. One of the basic problems is still the transformation between 2D and 3D and vice versa.

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