AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PROJECT WORK AN EXPLORATION OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES FROM LECTURER PERSPECTIVES

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PROJECT WORK AN EXPLORATION OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES FROM LECTURER... Peninsula Technikon has for the past few years engaged in a review of their current qualifications with a view to transforming these curricula into Outcomes Based Education OBE format with learning specified in terms of broad, exit level outcomes. In turn the subjects making up these programmes were further broken down into enabling and subenabling learning outcomes. The institution is currently engaged in designing tasks and assessment criteria which attempt to piece together these learning outcomes into projects which integrate student learning and introduce reflective assessment practices. The process underlying the design of these integrated projects has necessitated collaborative planning and assessment among academic staff at various levels of each programme. Through this process staff have grappled with and puzzled over the realities of implementing OBE at classroom level. This paper focuses on an integrated project designed for the exit level of the Civil Engineering diploma programme and explores the assessment practices from lecturer perspectives through unstructured focus group discussions, as well as individual, structured questionnaires and interviews. The outcomes of this research are presented as work in progress and tentative recommendations will be made regarding the implementation of integrated projects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology Emerald Publishing

AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PROJECT WORK AN EXPLORATION OF ASSESSMENT PRACTICES FROM LECTURER PERSPECTIVES

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Emerald Publishing
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1726-0531
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10.1108/eb060890
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Peninsula Technikon has for the past few years engaged in a review of their current qualifications with a view to transforming these curricula into Outcomes Based Education OBE format with learning specified in terms of broad, exit level outcomes. In turn the subjects making up these programmes were further broken down into enabling and subenabling learning outcomes. The institution is currently engaged in designing tasks and assessment criteria which attempt to piece together these learning outcomes into projects which integrate student learning and introduce reflective assessment practices. The process underlying the design of these integrated projects has necessitated collaborative planning and assessment among academic staff at various levels of each programme. Through this process staff have grappled with and puzzled over the realities of implementing OBE at classroom level. This paper focuses on an integrated project designed for the exit level of the Civil Engineering diploma programme and explores the assessment practices from lecturer perspectives through unstructured focus group discussions, as well as individual, structured questionnaires and interviews. The outcomes of this research are presented as work in progress and tentative recommendations will be made regarding the implementation of integrated projects.

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Journal of Engineering, Design and TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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