Assessment of professional competence in engineering, product design – and higher education–speculative directions for developing practice
Dowlen, C (2016). Assessment of professional competence in engineering, product design – and higher education–speculative directions for developing practice. International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education. Aalborg University, Denmark 08 - 09 Sep 2016 London South Bank University.
The IED’s development of the Chartered Technical Product Design has prompted an investigation into methods and processes of assessment of professional competence. This is intended to assess competence in normal work and not using an invented assignment. The paper suggests the meanings for professional competence and assesses different assessment methods, comparing them with those currently used for engineers, designers and educators. It concludes that the current processes are generally effective, but includes suggestions to modify current processes rather than suggest a complete replacement.
|Keywords||Professional competence; Assessment methods|
|Publisher||London South Bank University|
|Accepted author manuscript|
CC BY 4.0
|08 Sep 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 Aug 2017|
|Accepted||02 May 2016|
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