Expanding the Concept of Learning Spaces for Industrial Engineering Education

David Ernesto Salinas-Navarro, Ericka Zulema Rodriguez Calvo, Claudia Lizette Garay Rondero

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


A common problem in higher education consists of students not recognizing relevance in their studies for realworld applications and their future professional careers. This commonly refers to a lack of connection of learning contents and activities with pertinent real-life situations and the type of educational model in which students are immersed. This difficulty might be approached by incorporating learning experiences into the learning process expanding the concept of learning spaces beyond the common idea of locations where learning occurs. A method is presented to design learning spaces from this perspective making an adaptation of the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). Two instances of learning spaces for Industrial Engineering education are presented to exemplify the use of the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)
EditorsAlaa K. Ashmawy, Sebastian Schreiter
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781538695067
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-9507-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567


Conference2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON)


  • Educational innovation
  • Industrial engineering
  • Learning outcomes
  • Learning spaces


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