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TitleAssessing student individual performance within PBL teams: findings from the implementation of a new mechanism
Author(s)Moreira, Francisco
Fernandes, Sandra
Malheiro, Teresa
Ferreira, Carla
Costa, Nélson Bruno Martins Marques da
Rodrigues, Cristina Maria Santos
KeywordsProject-based learning
Peer assessment
Individual performance
Engineering education
Issue date2015
PublisherAalborg University Press
Abstract(s)This paper reports on the experience of the implementation of a new mechanism to assess individual student contribution within project work, where students work in teams to solve a large-scale open-ended interdisciplinary project. The study takes place at the University of Minho, with first year engineering students, enrolled in the Industrial Management and Engineering (Integrated Masters) degree. The aim of this paper is to describe the main principles and procedures underlying the assessment mechanism created and also provide some feedback from its first implementation, based on the students, lecturers and tutors perceptions. For data collection, a survey was sent to all course lecturers and tutors involved in the assessment process. Students also contributed with suggestions, both on a workshop held at the end of the project and also by answering a survey on the overall satisfaction with PBL experience. Findings show a positive level of acceptance of the new mechanism by the students and also by the lecturers and tutors. The study identified the need to clarify the criteria used by the lecturers and the exact role of the tutor, as well as the need for further improvement of its features and procedures. Some recommendations are also issued regarding technical aspects related to some of the steps of the procedures, as well as the need for greater support on the adjustment and final setting of the individual grades.
TypeConference paper
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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