This study describes a method of setting and assessing group projects that has been developed and successfully implemented on our undergraduate Engineering and Product Design degrees for over 10 years. A simple weighted-matrix method, applied in Excel, generates a weighting factor based on a peer assessment of the contribution and effort of each student. This weighting factor, when multiplied by the group mark, is used to calculate an individual student's mark. The methodology used was reviewed in light of relevant literature in the fields of group project learning and project-based learning, with implications for large cohorts discussed. Finally, two case studies are examined with issues and resolutions highlighted.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Sep 2020|
|Event||International conference on engineering and product design education - VIA University College, Herning, Denmark|
Duration: 10 Sep 2020 → 11 Sep 2020
Conference number: 22
|Conference||International conference on engineering and product design education|
|Period||10/09/20 → 11/09/20|
- group assessment
- individual contribution
- self assessment
- peer assessment
Covill, D., Katz, T., Smith, S., & Hicks, D. (2020). Evaluating individual contributions to group projects. Paper presented at International conference on engineering and product design education, Herning, Denmark.