Advancing the skill set of SCM graduates - an active learning approach
Journal article, 2017
Design/methodology/approach – A case study of a master’s level purchasing course carried out at two universities in which students work in projects resulting in jointly authored books.
Findings – The findings show how the teaching context influenced the learning process and the learning outcomes. Active involvement, self-directed learning, collaborative learning and learning from practice enabled by the set-up of the course are identified as key mechanisms for the learning outcomes in relation to skills and content.
Originality/value – Increasingly, supply chain management graduates have to develop professional, practical, research as well as metacognitive and life-long learning skills during their university education. This paper identifies mechanisms and illustrates how educators can use the set-up of a course to enable students to engage in a learning process resulting in a variety of skills as well as specific content-based aspects of knowledge.
University of Groningen
Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management
International Journal of Operations and Production Management
01443577 (ISSN) 17586593 (eISSN)Vol. 37 11 1683-1699
Areas of Advance
Learning and teaching