Title: A pedagogical approach integrating research and applied learning in a graduate OM course
Authors: Dana M. Johnson, Cynthia Hodur, Tanya Sickels, Paul Skinner
Addresses: School of Business and Economics, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295, USA. ' Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295, USA. ' Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295, USA. ' Portage Health, 500 Campus Drive, Houghton, MI 49930, USA
Abstract: This case study of an integrative approach to experiential learning in a graduate level operations and quality management course allowed for achieving high-order learning based on Bloom|s Taxonomy by integrating research and applied learning techniques. Students were able to achieve the highest level of cognitive learning, evaluation, by using a combination of research and application to solve a real-world operations management problem, elimination of trans fats in the supply chain for a small hospital in rural Michigan. This paper outlines the methodologies used to apply the operations management concepts using multiple methods.
Keywords: Bloom|s taxonomy; experiential learning; research; lessons learned; pedagogy; applied learning; graduate courses; operations management education; quality management education; higher education; trans fats; unsaturated fat; trans-isomer fatty acids; supply chain management; SCM; small hospitals; rural areas.
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2009 Vol.3 No.2, pp.149 - 163
Received: 05 Aug 2009
Accepted: 16 Sep 2009
Published online: 18 Jan 2010 *