Professor of Science and Engineering Education, Executive Vice-Dean Queen Mary Engineering School, NPU, Director, CAISE
A flipped learning approach is adopted in the module to allow students prior engagement with prescribed material (before classes). All relevant material is made available on QMPlus ahead of lectures so that students can familiarize themselves with the content and prepare in advance. This ensures active participation as students are in a better position to apply concepts and ideas during in-class discussions.
Classes are characterized by discussions. Students are split into groups to attempt exercises and the lecturer rotates to supervise the discussions and provide feedback.
The overall assessment is based on;
Students are assessed on their ability to acquire and process knowledge to an extent that allows them to think and articulate ideas in a manner that emulates that of a professional in the field.
QMPlus is used as the main tool on which module related material, submissions and feedback is accessed
Feedback is provided on an ongoing basis after every group discussion in class and in written exams
Can it be used face to face and/or online?
This form of assessment is applicable both in person and on online platforms
Do you use it summatively or formatively?
The assessment approach supports both formative and summative assessments. Formative - In every class, student learning and progress are monitored and feedback is provided. Summative - At the end of the semester, students sit for an exam designed to evaluate their overall progress on work covered throughout the semester.
The nature of assessment based on supervision, presentations and exams guards against practices that may potentially compromise the integrity of our assessments.