Teaching and Assessing Supply Chain Modelling Modules in Higher Education
Teaching and assessing mathematical based modules represent a real challenge not only for lecturers but also for students. Researchers reveal that even though mathematical and computer modelling is considered to be one of the most important skills for students to learn, it is the most difficult and least- developed area in operational research/management science education due to the nature of the modelling process. This research evaluates current teaching and assessment approaches used in different modules taught in higher education within a logistics and supply chain management environment. This investigation aims to provide a framework that stresses continuous improvements in teaching and assessing logistics and supply chain modelling modules in higher education programmes. Different methods were used for data collection to capture outside views from journal articles and books, to capture the view of the lecturers as well as to capture student’s views and perceptions towards this topic area. Qualitative and quantitative analyses were employed in order to identify issues in teaching and learning modelling based modules. The conclusion summarises the key finding of this research and at the same time highlights key steps required for further research.
Keywords: Teaching Supply Chain Modelling, Practical and Computer-Based Assessment, Independent Learning
Dr. Nicoleta Tipi
Senior Lecturer, Transport and Logistics Division