Implications for activating 3D printer use for education in elementary and secondary schools

Hyojae Choi, Ja Mee Kim

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This research aims at analyzing the usage of 3D Printing in education for school grades and suggests a way to encourage schools to use 3D Printers in Education. For this, a survey was done for 3,247 teachers in Gyeonggi Province on September. Usually, schools are trying to buy 3D Printers to use it with software education courses. However, by this survey, it turns out that teachers use 3D Printer with after-school activities, creativity, and experiential activities more than regular courses. This is because there are not many teaching and learning materials for 3D Printers to be used with regular courses and it is hard for teachers to use 3D printers with professionally because lack of the training. Therefore, to activate 3D printers in schools, not only budget support but also training for teachers and developing teaching and learning materials should be involved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1546-1551
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology
Issue number4-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • 3D Printer
  • Curriculum
  • Education
  • Learning materials
  • New technology
  • Training
  • Usage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering


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