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ERIC Number: EJ892060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-8781
Enhancing Lean Manufacturing Learning Experience through Hands-On Simulation
Elbadawi, Isam; McWilliams, Douglas L.; Tetteh, Edem G.
Simulation & Gaming, v41 n4 p537-552 Aug 2010
Finding appropriate interactive exercises to increase students' learning in technical topic courses is always challenging to educators. In this study, several paper plane hands-on simulation exercises were developed, used, and tested in a lean manufacturing course for beginning college students. A pretest and posttest was used to assess the effectiveness of students learning of lean manufacturing concepts by means of participating in the hands-on simulation exercises. Furthermore, the procedures used for an efficient integration of the hands-on simulation exercises into a teaching environment were evaluated. The results showed that students' knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts increased significantly compared with lecture-based learning only. (Contains 5 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A