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A multi-engaging and active learning educational transdisciplinary framework, A graduate school implementation

Federico Trigos; María Eloísa Pérez-González

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Engineering and management schools face significant challenges in educating the latest generations of students due to their attention span and the hyper-connected networks they have access to. Traditionally, professors have used active tools (such as problem-based learning, project-oriented learning, and the case method) to reach educational goals. In recent years, supportive, engaging tools (gaming and storytelling, among others) have been essential to attract the attention of millennial and centennial students within specific educational activities. Literature shows instances of the positive impact (on student comprehension and skills development) of using a specific active or engaging tool in an educational activity. However, there is a gap in exploring multi-engaging and active learning tools. This research explores using a mixture of active and engaging tools to design single significant motivational, student-centered educational activities to obtain a student's more profound understanding of the management or engineering tool, the skills required to use it, and the potential consequences to stakeholders. The contribution of this work is twofold: a) a transdisciplinary framework to design specific, active, multi-engaging educational experiences that can be deployed among course sections, and b) an illustrative instance based on an operations management graduate course.


active educational tools, engaging educational tools, transdisciplinary approach to education


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