Embedding industry 4.0 in operations management education using a Challenge-based Learning approach

Rosario Michel-Villarreal, Eliseo Vilalta Perdomo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


Challenge-based learning (CBL) is a cutting-edge educational approach that integrates traditional learning modules (theory and practice) and real-life challenges that require solutions. Learning modules are specifically designed to provide the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to solve the challenges. In this paper, we propose an approach for the use of CBL in Operations Management education, with a focus on industry 4.0 technologies, and present findings from its implementation based on students’ first-hand experiences. Results suggest that the proposed CBL approach increased students’ understanding of OM in real-life settings and was conducive to students’ development of 21st century skills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th EurOMA Conference. Book of proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020
EventEurOMA Conference 2020: Managing Operations for Impact - University of Warwick, Warwick, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jun 202030 Jun 2020
Conference number: 27


ConferenceEurOMA Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleEurOMA Conference 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Industry 4.0 technology
  • curriculum design
  • educational innovation


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