June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
In this study, the author discusses the beneficial aspects of TQM and PBL and provides an insight as to how these two can be intelligently incorporated in an educational institution. It is a well–known fact that TQM requires considerable time for its effective implementation. Some experts indicate that this is about five years. Researchers Kevin B. Hendricks of Richard Ivey School of Business, the University of Western Ontario and Vinod R. Singhal of Georgia Institute of Technology have studied three thousand firms and determined that the firms that used TQM effectively did fare significantly better in profitability. However, it must be emphasized that TQM must permeate throughout the entire organization in order to be really effective. When TQM and PBL are applied to an educational organization, one must recognize the fact that it will take several years for it to permeate throughout the entire university administrative structure. In reality, it may take much more time for its benefits to be reaped by students and the learning community. Furthermore, all educators agree that the 21st century workplace does not need employees who have just mastered a particular body of information. In reality, one prefers to have liberally educated engineers who have mastered interpersonal as well as intrapersonal skills. The new millennium also needs an enlightened workforce that possesses written and oral communication skills in addition to acquiring in–depth knowledge in their chosen discipline. Leading scholars in the area of Cognitive Science and Educational Methodologies have concluded that it is essential that students need to be taught in a creative learning environment. Educators who utilize the Discovery Approach help students acquire much needed real–world problem–solving skills. In this paper the author outlines how interactive projects can help the instructor in promoting a problem–based learning environment. Furthermore, he also provides initial results of his assessment data.
Narayanan, M. (2019, June), TQM Applied to an Educational Organization Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/33453
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