Research to encourage Indonesian undergraduate student engagement in graphic design courses is examined using the Hexagon Spindle (H-S) Model of Educational Ergonomics. The context of the study is the problems faced by first year Indonesian undergraduate graphic design students who struggle to become independent learners and engage in their studies. Two approaches were used to address this challenge, firstly to encourage increased student reflection by manipulating teaching methods (modelled on UK best practice) and secondly to encourage tutors to become more approachable, thereby creating a safer learning environment. In terms of the H-S model, the research highlighted personal, social and cultural issues and the importance of student–tutor interaction in creating an environment conducive to independent learning and reflection.
|Title of host publication||Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education|
|Editors||Jussi Ilari Kantola, Tibor Barath, Salman Nazir, Terence Andre|
|Place of Publication||Switzerland|
|Number of pages||10|
|ISBN (Print)||978-3-319-42069-1, 978-3-319-42070-7|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Jul 2016|
|Event||International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: 27 Jul 2016 → 31 Jul 2016
|Name||Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing|
|Conference||International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, AHFE 2016|
|Period||27/07/16 → 31/07/16|
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- Educational ergonomics
- Graphic design