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Problem-based Learning in a Supply Chain Management Course

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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August 28, 2016





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Engineering Management: Supply Chain, Systems Thinking, and Lean Initiatives

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Engineering Management

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Ekaterina Koromyslova South Dakota State University

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Ekaterina Koromyslova is an Assistant Professor in Operations Management at South Dakota State University. She holds PhD in Economics and two MS degrees in Business Economics and Operations Management. She has over five years of college teaching work experience in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management fields. Her industry experience is an analyst-consultant in business processes improvement area for manufacturing companies and a deputy head of a customer service department in a leading 3PL full service logistics company in the Russian and CIS logistics market.

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Byron G. Garry South Dakota State University

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BYRON GARRY is an Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of
Construction & Operations Management in the College of Engineering at South Dakota State University.

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The paper illustrates different applications of problem-based learning in junior/senior level Supply Chain Management (SCM) course and the effect of the problem-based learning environment on achieving students learning objective for the course. Sipes’ Problem-Based Curriculum Matrix, which combines Barrows’ Taxonomy of teaching methods with Jonassen’s Problem Typology, was used as a tool. The tool helps enumerate the different types of problem-based learning (PBL) techniques that were used in the course. The tool illustrated that the course used more PBL the second time it was taught. Outcomes of teaching the SCM course in two semesters were compared by class average grade, grade distribution, students’ perception of the level of challenge in their work on a design project, and IDEA teaching evaluation scores from students. The paper will explain the process used and show the results from the first and second time the course was taught.

Koromyslova, E., & Garry, B. G. (2016, June), Problem-based Learning in a Supply Chain Management Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25960

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