Title

Assessing teamwork in a computing programme

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

© 2019 WIETE. The computing professional skills assessment (CPSA) is a scenario-based on-line discussion in which small groups of students are assessed after they discuss and attempt to solve a computing-related problem. The CPSA assesses the six professional skills learning outcomes prescribed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). One of the key professional skills is teamwork. Reporting on research conducted within a computing programme located at a UAE university, this article describes how the CPSA is able to successfully assess teamwork through its specific rubric criteria, and to demonstrate the language of effective teamwork as it emerges through an analysis of the discussion transcripts. Examples of language from the transcripts that serve to question, clarify, summarise, agree, disagree, synthesise, thank and conclude, are shared and discussed. The analysis of the transcripts indicated that while polite and courteous teamwork is a strength of this student population, they often struggle to challenge one another, seek clarification or come to a decisive conclusion.

ISSN

1446-2257

Publisher

World Institute for Engineering and Technology Education

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

29

Last Page

34

Disciplines

Education

Scopus ID

85062727592

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license

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