Active Learning Engagement Strategies for Improving Deductive Reasoning Instructions

Jean Essila

Nothern Michigan University

Jean C. Essila, PhD, is an assistant professor at Northern Michigan University and a strategic planning expert. He serves as Chair of the College of Business Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Essila has also held top management positions in the oil and gas, transportation, and automotive industries, at corporations including ExxonMobil, Perenco, International Business Corporation, PWV Inc., and Johnson Controls North America. He was the recipient of the 2004 ExxonMobil Merit Award “in Recognition of His Outstanding Contribution to the Vision and Values of the ExxonMobil Organization.” Dr. Essila earned a Doctor of Engineering degree from the George Washington University.


Teaching operations strategy and mathematical programming can be challenging due their deductive-reasoning nature and different multimodalities. Students come to class with different learning styles and knowledge bases, and... [ view full abstract ]


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