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Blending ‘Fair Dinkum’ into Group Assessment of Construction Students

Published on Oct 1, 2016in International Journal of Construction Education and Research
· DOI :10.1080/15578771.2016.1200167
Oluwole Alfred Olatunji10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Curtin University)
ABSTRACTCapable graduates are able to demonstrate excellence as individuals and as team players. This quasi-experimental study develops a framework for peer assessment. Data from 94 students who completed a first year undergraduate unit in construction management were analysed. The 10 criteria reported in this study were used to ensure students within a group are mutually accountable to group learning. Group success can be predicted through the framework. A Cronbach Alpha’s reliability estimate of .968 was obtained when the criteria were tested for internal validity. Principal component and scoring factor analyses were used to elicit the relative importance of each peer assessment criterion. All the criteria were relatively close, however the most significant were ‘Timeliness of contributions,’ ‘Reliability of individual’s inputs,’ ‘Value of individual’s contributions’ and ‘Individual’s motivation to succeed.’ ‘Communication’ is the least important item. Correlations between the variables were also obtain...
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Jay E. Noel3
Estimated H-index: 3
(California Polytechnic State University),
Eivis Qenani2
Estimated H-index: 2
(California Polytechnic State University)
In a rapidly changing economic environment, graduate skills required evolve in their relative importance. This raises the question: what set of skills do today’s agribusiness graduates need to be successful in the tomorrow’s economy? The goal of this study is to examine the emerging paradigm of skills perceived as essential in the knowledge economy by using a choice experiment. Results of the study point out towards a shift in the needs for skills of agribusiness graduates, with skills such as c...
Published on Jan 1, 2013
Frank E. Harris36
Estimated H-index: 36
Ronald McCaffer14
Estimated H-index: 14
Francis Tekyi Edum-Fotwe14
Estimated H-index: 14
Preface Acknowledgements 1 Introduction Section One: 2 Planning Techniques 3 Work Study 4 Activity Sampling 5 Incentives 6 Cost Control 7 Plant Management Section Two: 8 Company Organization 9 Contractual Arrangements 10 Market Planning 11 Estimating and Tendering 12 Competitive Bidding 13 Budgetary Control 14 Cash Flow and Interim Valuations 15 Economic Assessments 16 Financial Management 17 Quality Management Section Three: Worked Examples Questions Solutions Index
Patricia McLaughlin6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RMIT: RMIT University)
Students undertaking the Bachelor of ConstructionManagement degree course at RMIT University, Melbourne,qualify for registration with the Australian Institute ofQuantity Surveyors (AIQS) and the Australian Institute ofBuilding (AIB) upon graduation. Over the past decade thedegree course has been constantly upgraded and altered inline with recommendations from professional bodies such asthese and other industry partners. In 1994 the Departmentof Building and Construction Economics re-assesseda ra...
Published on Apr 13, 2012in Journal of Education and Training
Joshua Ayarkwa4
Estimated H-index: 4
(KNUST: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology),
Emmanuel Adinyira5
Estimated H-index: 5
Dickson Osei‐Asibey1
Estimated H-index: 1
Purpose – The industrial training component in a university's curricula adds tremendous value to a degree programme by enhancing the employable skills of graduates. The purpose of this paper is to assess the perception of organisations that have trained construction students from the Department of Building Technology of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, as part of its industrial training programme.Design/methodology/approach – Through a structured questionna...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Applied Psychology 5.07
D. Scott DeRue24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UM: University of Michigan),
Jennifer D. Nahrgang13
Estimated H-index: 13
(ASU: Arizona State University)
+ 1 AuthorsKristina M. Workman6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UM: University of Michigan)
We examine how structured reflection through after-event reviews (AERs) promotes experience-based leadership development and how people's prior experiences and personality attributes influence the impact of AERs on leadership development. We test our hypotheses in a time-lagged, quasi-experimental study that followed 173 research participants for 9 months and across 4 distinct developmental experiences. Findings indicate that AERs have a positive effect on leadership development, and this effect...
Published on Jan 1, 2011
Timothy C. Becker2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Iowa State University),
Edward J. Jaselskis19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Iowa State University),
Cory P. McDermott1
Estimated H-index: 1
Ph.D. Student, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 451 Town Engineering Building, Ames, IA, 50011, tcbecker@iastate.edu Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, 456 Town Engineering Building, Ames, IA, 50011, ejaselsk@iastate.edu Project Engineer, The Beck Group, 1807 Ross Avenue, Suite 500, Dallas, TX, 75201, USA, cory.mcdermott@gmail.com
Burcin Becerik-Gerber30
Estimated H-index: 30
(SC: University of Southern California),
David Jason Gerber12
Estimated H-index: 12
(SC: University of Southern California),
Kihong Ku5
Estimated H-index: 5
(VT: Virginia Tech)
The U.S. AEC industry is faced with the ever-increasing challenge of managing the public and private facilities and infrastructure to support the accomplishment of its economy. The increasing global emphasis on sustainable approaches and the need to increase efficiency and improve cost over the lifecycle of projects, demand new approaches to architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) education. This study was initiated to look for insight into the current educational environment and to pr...
Published on Apr 1, 2010in Computers in Education
Gary Beauchamp11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Cardiff Metropolitan University),
Steve Kennewell12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Swansea Metropolitan University)
The term 'interactive' appears in two distinct strands of educational research discourse: one concerning pedagogy and the other concerning new technologies in education. As new technology increasingly pervades most classrooms in the UK, it seems likely that it would be fruitful to explore, both theoretically and empirically, links between the concepts of 'interactive teaching' and 'interactive technology'. Previous reviews of the literature concerning interactive teaching have revealed a variety...
Sally Male9
Estimated H-index: 9
Mark Bush26
Estimated H-index: 26
Elaine Chapman16
Estimated H-index: 16
SummaryEngineering education in Australia continues to evolve. This study asks: “Are current changes to engineering education consistent with competence deficiencies in engineering graduates perceived by engineers ? “The method is different from previous international and Australian studies, and the findings are consistent with the results of previous studies. Practical engineering competencies and engineering business competencies featured strongly. The findings support continuation of current ...
Published on Oct 1, 2009in Higher Education 3.00
W. Martin Davies8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Melbourne)
This paper reviews some of the literature on the use of groupwork as a form of assessment in tertiary institutions. It outlines the considerable advantages of groupwork but also its systemic associated problems. In discussing the problems, the paper considers issues such as ''free riding'' and the ''sucker effect'', issues associated with ethnic mix in groups, and the social dilemma problem—in which students face conflicting demands between altruism and self-interest. The paper then outlines sev...
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Oluwole Alfred Olatunji10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Curtin University)
Purpose Industry uptake of digital modeling is improving. Recent evidence suggests building information modeling (BIM) is the commercial reality of today’s construction education, and the way of the future that has truly begun. Amongst the significance of this is BIM’s potential to revolutionize the industry. The purpose of this paper is to use the learning experiences of undergraduate students in two construction management subjects involving quantity measurement and cost estimation to explore ...