Integrating 3D Printing into Teaching and Learning

Practitioners’ Perspectives

Editors: Nagla Ali and Myint Swe Khine
Three dimensional or 3D printing technology is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. Currently, low cost and affordable 3D printers enable teachers, schools, and higher education institutions to make 3D printing a part of the curriculum. Integrating 3D printing into the curriculum provides an opportunity for students to collaboratively discuss, design, and create 3D objects. The literature reveals that there are numerous advantages of integrating 3D printing into teaching and learning. Educators recommend that 3D printing should be introduced to the students at a young age to teach STEM concepts, develop creativity and engage in team work – essential skills for the 21st century work force.

This edited volume documents recent attempts to integrate 3D printing into the curriculum in schools and universities and research on its efficacies and usefulness from the practitioners' perspectives. It unveils the exemplary works by educators and researchers in the field highlighting the current trends, theoretical and practical aspects of 3D printing in teaching and learning.

Contributors are: Waleed K. Ahmed, Issah M. Alhamad, Hayder Z. Ali, Nagla Ali, Hamad AlJassmi,Jason Beach, Jennifer Buckingham, Michael Buckingham, Dean Cairns, Manisha Dayal, Muhammet Demirbilek, Yujiro Fujiwara, Anneliese Hulme, Myint Swe Khine, Lee Kenneth Jones, Jennifer Loy, Kehui Luo, Elena Novak, James I. Novak, Joshua Pearce, Dorothy Belle Poli, Chelsea Schelly, Min Jeong Song, Sylvia Stavridi, Lisa Stoneman, Goran Štrkalj, Mirjana Štrkalj, Pamela Sullivan, Jeremy Wendt, Stephanie Wendt, and Sonya Wisdom.

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Nagla Ali, Ph.D. (2000), University of Florida, USA is Assistant Professor at Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates. She teaches courses in curriculum and instruction and information and communication technology integration in graduate teacher education programs.

Myint Swe Khine, Ed.D. (2001), Curtin University of Technology, Australia is Professor at Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates. He has published widely in international refereed academic journals and edited several books, including Emerging Trends in Learning Analytics (Brill | Sense, 2019).
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1 3D Printing: Practical Applications for K-16 Education
Jeremy Wendt, Jason Beach and Stephanie Wendt
2 3D Printing in Early Childhood Classrooms: Teacher Considerations and Decisions
Pamela Sullivan
3 Three-Dimensional Picto-Reconstructive Tinkering Tool for Creative Teaching
Sylvia Stavridi
4 Developing 21st-Century Skills through STEM Integration and Global Collaboration Using 3D Printing and CAD
Yujiro Fujiwara and Lee Kenneth Jones
5 Overcoming Barriers to the Implementation of 3D Printing in Schools
Song Min Jeong
6 3D Printing Applications in Mechanical Engineering Education
Issah M. Alhamad, Waleed K. Ahmed, Hayder Z. Ali and Hamad AlJassmi
7 Dragon STEAM: Using 3D Prints of Carboniferous Fossil Plants to Foster Unusual Partnerships
Dorothy Belle Poli, Lisa Stoneman, Jennifer Buckingham and Michael Buckingham
8 Bridging the Social and Environmental Dimensions of Global Sustainability in STEM Education with Additive Manufacturing
Chelsea Schelly and Joshua Pearce
9 Assessing Students’ Anatomical Knowledge on Bones, Commercial Models, and 3D Prints
Goran Štrkalj, Kehui Luo, Anneliese Hulme, Mirjana Štrkalj and Manisha Dayal
10 Using 3D Printing to Enhance STEM Teaching and Learning: Recommendations for Designing 3D Printing Projects
Sonya Wisdom and Elena Novak
11 Moving 3D Printing beyond the Desktop within Higher Education: Towards a Service Bureau Approach
James I. Novak and Jennifer Loy
12 A Case Study of Preparing Emirati Pre-Service Teachers to Integrate 3D Printing into Teaching and Learning
Nagla Ali, Dean Cairns, Myint Swe Khine and Muhammet Demirbilek
All interested in the field of educational technology and anyone interested in integration of 3D printing in teaching and learning and introduce STEM concepts to the students at young age.