Journal article

Students' responses to authentic assessment designed to develop commitment to performing at their best

Andrew L Guzzomi, Sally A Male, Karol Miller

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Engineering educators should motivate and support students in developing not only technical competence but also professional competence including commitment to excellence. We developed an authentic assessment to improve students’ understanding of the importance of ‘perfection’ in engineering–whereby 50% good enough will not be acceptable in industry. Subsequently we aimed to motivate them to practise performing at their best when they practice engineering. Students in a third-year mechanical and mechatronic engineering unit completed a team design project designed with authentic assessment features to replicate industry expectations and a novel marking scheme to encourage the pursuit of exce..

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