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Turning Industrial Visit Into Rich Learning Experiences

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Industrial visit is able to provide a graduate with added advantage of gaining the better understanding of the key elements implicitly emphasized in the production and operations management course. It enables the student to relate their theoretical knowledge with practical aspects of their study covering the curriculum related to operations management of competitive industrial operations, capacity, process technology, design concepts, supply chain, and other operations management aspects of safety, health, environment, society, and its relations with operations performance. This research is in the assessment and evaluation of student’s experiences and learning gains from their industrial visit. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in this research. Assessment of the students learning experience and different skills they gained throughout industrial visit were analyzed. The result shows that the levels of learning experiences, learning gains and student satisfaction with their study visit were all rated high. Exposure of students to study visit equips them with relevant industry knowledge, skills and conceptual learning. With enough insights and awareness of an actual working setting upon graduated to work in an industrial environment, students will be able to quickly adjust to real situation upon joining the workforce.
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Keywords: Curriculum; Industrial Visit; Knowledge; Learning; Pedagogy

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Technology Management and Business, University Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia 2: Faculty of Technical and Vocational, University Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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