June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1160.1 - 26.1160.14
Model of Domain Learning Based Skill Assessment: Instrument Set FlexibilityThe assessment of students’ development in their professional skills has been discussed to bechallenging not only for the engineering curriculum but also in other undergraduate programs, includinginformation sciences, business, etc. Given the importance of developing these skills in our students, ourteam has proposed a Model of Domain Learning (MDL) Based assessment framework, which is aimed atproviding flexibility and practicality in the assessment of these skills. Among the targeted flexibility andpracticality, we have designed the assessment framework to be modular in that (1) assessmentinstruments can be tailored for the class standing of the students within their curriculum, (2) bothcourse and overall curriculum level assessments are possible, where the assessment scores reflect thedevelopment on an absolute scale, and (3) instruments, rubrics can be upgraded over time to reflect theprogress in the assessment of a specific professional skills. In our prior work, we have providedevidence, using an empirical study, for the achieved flexibility and practicality and showed itsimplementation on a specific case of teamwork communication. In this paper, we focus on theflexibility for instrument selection and upgradability, and cover the four main professional skills areas:(1) teamwork, (2) global awareness, (3) creative problem solving, and (4) ethics. The paper will presentthe modular MDL framework designed as well as the repertoire of all the instruments recommended aswell as a case study on its use for creative problem solving skills.
Park, K., & Okudan-Kremer, G. E., & Kulturel-Konak, S., & Konak, A., & Esparragoza, I. E. (2015, June), Model of Domain Learning Based Skill Assessment: Instrument Set Flexibility Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24497
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