A FRAMEWORK FOR BOOSTING THE AUTONOMOUS AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING FOR UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING STUDENTS UNDER BLENDED LEARNING
This work forms part of a collaborative project carried out by professors from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad de Jaén (Spain) and Universidad de Piura (Perú). The scope of the project is to share techniques, methods, resources and strategies for autonomous and experiential learning. It is easily implementable for diverse courses of the undergraduate STEM disciplines and aims at helping students to master some key concepts of Continuum Mechanics. Such concepts sometimes involve rather complex formulae, physical interpretations and spatial reasoning, so may become elusive for students.
These fundamental concepts encompass the relations among the channel depth, slope, discharge, hydraulic jump, as well as the flow properties after converging, throat and diverging sections, among others. In this way, students can envisage the working of a channel section under certain circumstances at their own pace, so that the classroom sessions may become more efficient.