Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses

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Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses. / Hellström, Daniel; Nilsson, Fredrik; Olsson, Annika.

2009. Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden.

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Hellström, D, Nilsson, F & Olsson, A 2009, 'Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses' Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden, 2009/12/02 - 2009/12/03, .

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Hellström, D., Nilsson, F., & Olsson, A. (2009). Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses. Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden.

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Hellström D, Nilsson F, Olsson A. 2009. Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses. Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden.

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Hellström D, Nilsson F, Olsson A. Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses. 2009. Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden.

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Hellström, Daniel ; Nilsson, Fredrik ; Olsson, Annika. / Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses. Paper presented at 2:a Utvecklingskonferensen för Sveriges ingenjörsutbildningar, 2009, Lund, Sweden.5 p.

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TY - CONF

T1 - Group assessment challenges in project-based learning – Perceptions from students in higher engineering courses

AU - Hellström, Daniel

AU - Nilsson, Fredrik

AU - Olsson, Annika

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - Industry and society want to recruit students who can work in team-based projects. Thus the task for educators in higher education is to prepare and provide such learning environments. However, assessment is one major challenge associated with enacting these learning environments. The literature advocates active team learning but then supports individual assessment modes. The purpose of this paper is to identify and elaborate on group assessment challenges for students and educators in project-based learning. The research is based on a literature review in the field of project-based learning and group assessment. It is empirically supported by action research in three classes of university engineering students. The findings point to an assessment dilemma, which requires a change in mind-set from individual to team/group grading. The students prefer group learning over written exams. However, when it comes to assessment, the majority want individual grading. Individual assessment is perceived as more fair but unnecessary for learning. Furthermore, a challenge identified by educators is to ensure that all individuals have achieved the learning outcomes. At the same time, they find it frustrating to make individual assessments when the course is based on group learning.

AB - Industry and society want to recruit students who can work in team-based projects. Thus the task for educators in higher education is to prepare and provide such learning environments. However, assessment is one major challenge associated with enacting these learning environments. The literature advocates active team learning but then supports individual assessment modes. The purpose of this paper is to identify and elaborate on group assessment challenges for students and educators in project-based learning. The research is based on a literature review in the field of project-based learning and group assessment. It is empirically supported by action research in three classes of university engineering students. The findings point to an assessment dilemma, which requires a change in mind-set from individual to team/group grading. The students prefer group learning over written exams. However, when it comes to assessment, the majority want individual grading. Individual assessment is perceived as more fair but unnecessary for learning. Furthermore, a challenge identified by educators is to ensure that all individuals have achieved the learning outcomes. At the same time, they find it frustrating to make individual assessments when the course is based on group learning.

KW - Assessment

KW - teamwork

KW - Project-based learning

KW - SoTL

KW - Group work

KW - packaging logistics

M3 - Paper, not in proceeding

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