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

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New ways to evaluate learning. Assessing teamwork using TPM and a Poka-Yoke design
Eva Maria Lopez-Perea, Miguel Angel Mariscal Saldaña, Susana García Herrero

Last modified: 06-06-2016


In this paper we present a hands-on experiment for measuring learning through teamwork applied to solving a real problem.

The experiment is part of the Production Systems course and involves designing a Poka-Yoke, but not theoretically, as is usually the case, rather an actual working mechanism. To this end, a practical problem is proposed for which a physical machine has to be designed to solve the problem. As part of the same exercise, a TPM is developed, also applied to a real case, such as assembling a bicycle.

In the case of the Poka-Yoke, two simultaneous objectives are pursued: to avoid a defective product, and to maximize the production per unit time. The final score is assigned based on a measurement of these two parameters.

Once the exercise is assigned, the teamwork is verified to be measured efficiently, even when the number of students is high. The physical design of the elements, as well as the simultaneous engagement by all the students in the exercise, served to considerably raise the motivation of the students.

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