A pedagogical approach integrating research and applied learning in a graduate OM course

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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.

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© 2009 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJIOME.2009.031036

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International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education