Lean teaching

Turner, Kevin (2005) Lean teaching In: 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, 15 Jul 2005, Brighton, UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The aim of the session will be to introduce the concepts of 'lean thinking' and to develop an understanding of how these can be applied within a university context. Lean Thinking is a set of concepts and techniques developed mainly from the Toyota Production System, with Just-In-Time being perhaps the most familiar example. This seminar will discuss potential applications of lean thinking to teaching - in particular can we use lean thinking to reduce time spent on 'teaching related activity' outside the classroom, and also provide a better educational experience for our students? Here are two examples of topics that will be discussed. One of the lean principles is 'reduce product complexity' - so should we cut the range of courses and modules we offer? Another principle is 'eliminate waste', so taking this very literally, why do we have four-part feedback forms where three parts go straight to the wastepaper bin? In fact why use paper at all?

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Subjects: X000 Education > X100 Teacher Education
X000 Education
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Depositing User: business editor
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2010 11:36
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/5052

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