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IJLT 2024 Vol.10(1): 20-25
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.10.1.20-25

Research and Practice of New Engineering Education with History Stories for Scientific Cultivation

Jianguo Ma, Teng Zhang, and Lijun Xu*
School of Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Email: majianguo@buaa.edu.cn (J.M.); lijunxu@buaa.edu.cn (L.X.)
*Corresponding author

Manuscript received May 16, 2023; revised June 15, 2023; accepted July 21, 2023; published January 10, 2024.

Abstract—Scientific history is the best textbook for researchers to study, which provides valuable experiences for scientific education. Here we make a conclusive analysis on how the history stories would be used. First, the history of great scientist are examples for cultivation of research attitude. Second, the history are examples for students to practice, which helps improve their research capability. Third, mistakes made by precedent researchers are warning of young researchers, which potentially prevent it for happening again. Furthermore, one history story may provide many points of view, which is demonstrated with the example of Dr. Liande Wu, who led the defense of pneumonic plague. Concluded from general science and specialized lectures, we demonstrate the methods to analyze the stories in detail, and present examples to use them for scientific cultivation. Fusing the stories with scientific education helps the guidance of the students’ values and the training of the ability, making them qualified builders and reliable successors. 
Keywords—scientific history, research attitude, research capability 

Cite: Jianguo Ma, Teng Zhang, and Lijun Xu, "Research and Practice of New Engineering Education with History Stories for Scientific Cultivation," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 20-25, 2024.

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