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Enhancing Quality Teaching in Operations Management: An Action Learning Approach

Enhancing Quality Teaching in Operations Management: An Action Learning Approach Action learning motivates students to solve open‐ended problems by “developing skills through doing’. This paper reviews the concept of action learning and discusses the adoption of action learning approach to teach operations management at Universities. It presents the design and delivery of an action‐learning course at City University of Hong Kong. The course incorporates classroom lectures, tutorials and an action‐learning workshop. The experience gained proves that action learning facilitates student participation and teamwork and provides a venue of accelerating learning where enables students to handle dynamic problem situations more effectively. The paper concludes that adopting action‐learning approach can help lecturers to enhance quality teaching in operations management courses, and provide an alternate means of effective paradigm other than traditional classroom teaching and/or computer‐based training at universities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Journal on Quality Emerald Publishing

Enhancing Quality Teaching in Operations Management: An Action Learning Approach

Asian Journal on Quality , Volume 6 (1): 15 – Apr 17, 2005

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1598-2688
DOI
10.1108/15982688200500005
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Abstract

Action learning motivates students to solve open‐ended problems by “developing skills through doing’. This paper reviews the concept of action learning and discusses the adoption of action learning approach to teach operations management at Universities. It presents the design and delivery of an action‐learning course at City University of Hong Kong. The course incorporates classroom lectures, tutorials and an action‐learning workshop. The experience gained proves that action learning facilitates student participation and teamwork and provides a venue of accelerating learning where enables students to handle dynamic problem situations more effectively. The paper concludes that adopting action‐learning approach can help lecturers to enhance quality teaching in operations management courses, and provide an alternate means of effective paradigm other than traditional classroom teaching and/or computer‐based training at universities.

Journal

Asian Journal on QualityEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 17, 2005

Keywords: Operations management; Action learning; Teamwork

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