Development of procedures to assess problem-solving competence in computing engineering

Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique and García Martín, Javier and Vizcarro Guarch, Carmen and Bermúdez Marín, Aurelio and Cobos Pérez, Ruth (2017). Development of procedures to assess problem-solving competence in computing engineering. "IEEE Transactions on Education", v. 60 (n. 1); pp. 22-28. ISSN 0018-9359. https://doi.org/10.1109/TE.2016.2582736.

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Title: Development of procedures to assess problem-solving competence in computing engineering
Author/s:
  • Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique
  • García Martín, Javier
  • Vizcarro Guarch, Carmen
  • Bermúdez Marín, Aurelio
  • Cobos Pérez, Ruth
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Transactions on Education
Date: February 2017
ISSN: 0018-9359
Volume: 60
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Engineering education, engineering education assessment, learning outcome (LO) assessment, problem solving,transferable competences.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Informáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the context of higher education, a competence may be understood as the combination of skills, knowledge, attitudes, values, and abilities that underpin effective and/or superior performance in a professional area. The aim of the work reported here was to design a set of procedures to assess a transferable competence, i.e., problem solving, that is basic for learning, in both academic and professional life, and crucial for engineering. The study involved a total of 71 students enrolled at three universities at two different stages of their studies. The development phases of the assessment device included an analysis of the competence and its facets, the design of the assessment task, the development of criteria to rate student performance, and the analysis of the basic psychometric properties for assessment methods in the area of education. The conclusion was drawn that the training process and the elaboration of scoring criteria are costly but necessary if objectivity in the interpretation of results is to be guaranteed. The main achievement of this project was the development of a procedure that measures learning outcomes and, more specifically, problem solving

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2014-52129-RUnspecifiedUniversidad Autónoma de MadridFlexible model-driven engineering for mobile, open, dynamic data systems
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/ICE-2715EMADRIDUnspecifiedInvestigación y desarrollo de tecnologías educativas en la Comunidad de Madrid
Government of SpainTIN2015-66972-C5- 2-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 43551
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/43551/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:43551
DOI: 10.1109/TE.2016.2582736
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=7513434
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Mar 2017 18:52
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2019 12:37
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