INTRODUCTORY BIOMECHANICS IN TAIWAN AND UNITED STATES

ChengTu Hsieh

Abstract


The purpose of this paper was to share the experience of teaching and learning biomechanics in the United States and Taiwan. The challenge of learning biomechanics for students appears to be somewhat similar in both countries yet the difficulties result from different factors. Factors affecting leaming outcomes can be separated into two major categories, instructor and students. The instructor is responsible for course materials and pedagogical approaches to deliver content. For students, there are different types of factors that impact their learning in biomechanics. This paper provides some approaches to promote the connection between instructor and students to further students' learning. The intent is to fuel the continuing discussion of engaging students' learning and application of biomechanics.

Keywords


active learning; biomechania; pedagogical strategies

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ISSN 1999-4168