Going beyond traditional approaches on industrial engineering education

David Ernesto Salinas-Navarro, Christopher Mejia-Argueta, Agatha Clarice Da Silva-Ovando, Claudia Lizette Garay-Rondero

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This Research-to-Practice full paper refers to academic perspectives on educational innovation for industrial engineering education. Two common views prevail in educational innovation that turn into different results. One view refers to the use of pedagogical approaches to improve in-classroom students' learning. This is an operational perspective about teaching activities, instructional facilitation and the use of academic resources. The second view refers to educational value creation for students, educational partners, society and to improve the academic positioning of universities. However, both views complement each other and can articulate a holistic approach on educational innovation. To proceed in this direction, this work unfolds in three parts. First, a literature review illustrates the differences between the two complementary views. Second, a conceptual framework is provided to connect the two perspectives and guide further educational innovation efforts. Third, a descriptive and exploratory application case is offered to exemplify the framework at the MIT Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Latin America Network for industrial engineering education. This work contributes to educational practice with a tool to reflect upon innovation efforts, identify instances and align initiatives with intended educational purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Proceedings
ISBN (Electronic)9781728189611
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8962-8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2020
Event2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 21 Oct 202024 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565
ISSN (Electronic)2377-634X


Conference2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors would like to acknowledge the financial and technical support of the NOVUS initiative and the Writing Lab, TecLabs, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, in the production of this work.


  • Educational Innovation
  • Higher Education
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management


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