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ERIC Number: EJ1063501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
The Use of Student Consulting Projects as an Active Learning Pedagogy: A Case Study in a Production/Operations Management Course
Heriot, Kirk C.; Cook, Ron; Jones, Rita C.; Simpson, Leo
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v6 n2 p463-481 Jul 2008
Active learning has attracted considerable attention in higher education in response to concerns about how and what students are learning. There are many different forms of active learning, yet most of them are classroom based. We propose an alternative to active learning in the classroom through active learning outside of the classroom in the form of student consulting projects. While the literature on student consulting has largely focused on projects to assist small business owners, this research demonstrates the potential for using student-consulting projects in the Production/Operations Management course. We use a case study to describe the use of a student-consulting project as an alternative to the other types of active learning described in the Operations Management education literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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