Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Evaluation competency-based in Internship: especial reference to evaluation rubric and final reports
Margarita Moltó-Aribau, Ana Tena-Tarruella, Ana Vendrell-Vilanova

Last modified: 10-06-2015


A working group of lecturers of  University of Lleida (UdL), involved as academic tutors in Internship, propose to adapt the traditional model of evaluation of Internship to a new competency-based model as proposes The European Space for Higher Education (EEES, its acronym in Spanish). This implies to redefine the evaluation process, introducing objective elements and guaranteeing the integral performance assessment of the students, according both academic and professional profile. The proposal includes the definition of: evaluation process, evaluator agents, competences to evaluate, indicators/evidence of every competency and finally scales and levels of achievements. As a result, we built a rubric of evaluation which includes: competences, indicators, scales, agents and moments of evaluation that can be applied in different degrees of UdL. Moreover we define a final evaluation report which contains learning outcomes and shows findings, conclusions, and recommendations that can be used to guide student’s improvement and decision making about them. This proposal was partially implemented in the degrees of Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering and Business Administration with very positive students' acceptation but we need more experience and to refine our model, making it simpler and more usable if we want to generalize it to other higher education institution.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.411

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