The paper presents the results of the experimentation of a self- and peer evaluation activity conducted in a design studio of the master’s of science in Design & Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. A preliminary observation disclosed that many students are not often stimulated to reflect on the soft skills they develop through such project-based collaborative courses. This lack of self-reflection often determines a lack of awareness of their soft skills, which are very important in the contemporary work field. The research is aimed at designing a strategy to support the students’ reflection through a self- and peer evaluation activity. These kinds of evaluations are widely employed in management education to assess teamwork through team member’s eye. The presented experimentation is aimed at integrating the self-and peer evaluation practice in the Design & Engineering M.Sc. The experimentation, conducted during the three-months studio, revealed that the implementation of a structured self- and peer evaluation activity could have a positive impact on team members, stimulating them to reflect on their own soft skills. Besides, the combination of self- and peer evaluation enhances the reflection and provides a ground to constructively discuss about individuals’ role in teamwork. The paper presents and discusses the activity to show how it can enhance the whole learning experience.

SELF-EVALUATION AND PEER EVALUATION TOOL FOR DESIGN AND ENGINEERING TEAMS: EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED IN A DESIGN STUDIO

F. Mattioli;S. Ferraris
2019

Abstract

The paper presents the results of the experimentation of a self- and peer evaluation activity conducted in a design studio of the master’s of science in Design & Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. A preliminary observation disclosed that many students are not often stimulated to reflect on the soft skills they develop through such project-based collaborative courses. This lack of self-reflection often determines a lack of awareness of their soft skills, which are very important in the contemporary work field. The research is aimed at designing a strategy to support the students’ reflection through a self- and peer evaluation activity. These kinds of evaluations are widely employed in management education to assess teamwork through team member’s eye. The presented experimentation is aimed at integrating the self-and peer evaluation practice in the Design & Engineering M.Sc. The experimentation, conducted during the three-months studio, revealed that the implementation of a structured self- and peer evaluation activity could have a positive impact on team members, stimulating them to reflect on their own soft skills. Besides, the combination of self- and peer evaluation enhances the reflection and provides a ground to constructively discuss about individuals’ role in teamwork. The paper presents and discusses the activity to show how it can enhance the whole learning experience.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE 21ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DESIGN EDUCATION
978-1-912254-05-7
Self-evaluation, peer evaluation, design tools, design studio
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