Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2017, Page: 38-44
Teaching Microprocessors through Troubleshooting Problem-Solving at Technical High Schools
Alexandros Papadimitriou, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Athens, Greece
Received: Apr. 26, 2017;       Accepted: Jun. 12, 2017;       Published: Jul. 25, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijics.20170204.11      View  1346      Downloads  53
The aim of this paper is to present an innovative teaching approach using a troubleshooting methodology in teaching and learning microprocessors by trainees at technical high schools. Moreover, this paper presents the evaluation of this methodology by electronics teachers who teach at technical high schools. In the beginning, the basic theoretical background about the troubleshooting problem-solving and a literature review about teaching microprocessors are described. Here is a detailed description of the troubleshooting methodology for teaching microprocessors to a real-world problem through a simulator. The methodology was presented in a seminar of teacher professional development for improving the quality of teaching electronic technology at technical high schools, and in the end up, a questionnaire for the evaluation of this methodology was given to the participants in order to express their opinion. The participants consider that the proposed methodology for the teaching microprocessors is appropriate for their students, and that the learner-centered approaches, in general, attract students' interest and they have better learning outcomes.
Didactics of Electronic Technology, Troubleshooting Problem-Solving, Microprocessors, Secondary Technical Education
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Alexandros Papadimitriou, Teaching Microprocessors through Troubleshooting Problem-Solving at Technical High Schools, International Journal of Information and Communication Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 38-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ijics.20170204.11
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