Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2024 Proceedings
Publication year: 2024
Pages: 6721-6727
ISBN: 978-84-09-59215-9
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2024.1763
Conference name: 18th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-6 March, 2024
Location: Valencia, Spain
The aim of this paper is to share a recreational experience developed within the framework of the Business Organisation course of the Electrical Engineering Degree at the Universitat Politècnicad e València.This activity, called "Electroplane", aims to review and relate concepts of the subject by using an active learning strategy through simulation.

Simulation, as an active teaching and learning methodology, refers to the use of simulated environments or scenarios that mimic real situations in order to facilitate students' acquisition of knowledge, skills and practical experience. In this approach, participants interact with realistic representations of situations or processes, allowing them to apply theories and concepts in a practical and dynamic context.

This paper presents the active simulation methodology for students to apply productivity concepts at different levels: line productivity, operator productivity, line productive capacity and operator productive capacity.

The objectives of the simulation are:
(i) to recreate and compare productivity from the point of view of different production configurations, job shop, flow shop; and
(ii) to issue group conclusions on what has been simulated, focusing on the differences and similarities observed between the different production configurations and how they affect productivity.

The example of an assembly line of electric paper airplanes is used to facilitate the acquisition of the concept of productivity and productive capacity, with the aim of analyzing the operation of the assembly line based on productivity indicators.

The article will define the work methodology to carry out the simulation, defining the different work sections in the assembly line of electric paper airplanes, including the cutting, folding, assembly and finishing sections. In addition, the necessary materials will be listed, such as the work parts that will allow the students to gather information for the subsequent calculation of productivity and production capacity.
Active-learning methodology, simulation, productivity, production capacity.