Brodie, Lyn and Aravinthan, Thiru and Worden, John and Porter, Mark (2006) Re-skilling staff for PBL teaching in a team context. In: Engineering Education 2006 (EE2006), 24-26 July 2006, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
This paper describes a strategy for auditing existing skill levels, and assessing achievement of course objectives, by students enrolled in Engineering Problem Based Learning (PBL) courses. Our method involves initial auditing of existing skills and competence of each student, and continual assessment to monitor progress. The initial skill assessment will facilitate the effective allocation of students with different levels of skill in various discipline areas, into well balanced teams. This balance will facilitate effective mentoring within the teams and, because improvement by individuals and the team collectively will be formally assessed, mentoring within the teams will be encouraged. The formal assessment of objectives will be tailored to individual student’s existing skill levels. The emphasis will be on advancement of skills and competence rather than simply achieving a minimum standard. This novel strategy will provide the flexibility for equitable assessment of students with different initial skill and competency levels; particularly relevant to students studying in the distance mode who may have considerable professional experience and advanced skills and competence. By tracking progress towards the achievement of objectives, students can be provided with an individual portfolio of achievements through the suite of PBL courses.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||No evidence of copyright restrictions.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Problem Based Learning; staff training|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers > 330305 Teacher Education - Higher Education|
|Depositing User:||Ms Lyn Brodie|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:00|
|Last Modified:||26 Aug 2011 01:04|
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