Success framework for teaching ergonomics to engineering students

Mushtak Al Atabi, Satesh Namasivayam

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Taylor's University School of Engineering (Malaysia) is a project-based-learning
school that puts a conscious effort to educate engineers on the importance of
applying ergonomic principles at the conceiving and designing stages of a product
life cycle. This paper reports on an innovative approach to teaching ergonomics
using the SUCCESS framework (Simple, Unexpected, Credible, Concrete,
Emotions, Story, and Simulation). This teaching technique was adopted to engage
the hearts and minds of the students and get them to embrace ergonomics as an
important skill for engineers. Comparing students’ module evaluation and
feedback, both before and after the adoption of the SUCCESS framework showed
that students enjoyed the new approach of teaching and found it more fulfilling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Issue numberSpecial Issue
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


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