Assessment & Accreditation Workshop
February 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmZAR1000 – ZAR1500
Engineering programme providers (and programme accreditors) are increasingly focused on effective assessment of educational objectives at the qualification exit level. The Engineering Council of South Africa’s (ECSA’s) graduate attributes (GAs) or exit-level outcomes (ELOs) describe the competencies that graduates must acquire and demonstrate in order to enter the engineering profession and eventually register with ECSA as engineering professionals. Effective evaluation of these competencies requires innovative approaches to assessment of student work.
This workshop will untangle the confusion of what it means to assess GAs/ELOs. The rules of the game will be interrogated and practical examples, that have weathered the scrutiny of ECSA accreditation teams, will be drawn on throughout. Each participant will step through the entire process of developing an effective and targeted assessment, from motivation to documentation, that evaluates specific GAs/ELOs. A diverse team of experienced colleagues will be on hand to assist and identify pitfalls along the way.
Facilitators: Brandon Collier-Reed (UCT) and Johnson Carroll (UJ)
Plus a diverse group of academics from institutions across South Africa!
09h00: Registration and refreshments
09h30: Introduction and overview
10h20: Case studies
11h20: Assessment development part I
13h15: Pitfalls and problems
13h45: Assessment development part II
15h00: General discussion and feedback