Exploratory Analysis of Effectiveness of Assessment Tools on Project Based Interprofessional Education
Koren K. Aragaki, Margaret H. Huyck, and Daniel M. Ferguson, Illinois Institute of Technology
The Interprofessional Projects (IPRO®) Program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a project-based learning experience designed to provide students an opportunity to improve multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, project management, and problem solving skills, as well as to immerse them in an environment that will enhance life-long learning. IIT is in the process of developing a multifaceted assessment system to measure achievement of the learning objectives, provide students an opportunity to reflect on their accomplishments, and make program improvements. This paper presents results of an exploratory analysis of the main survey instrument to assess its structure and psychometric qualities and to examine the benefits and usefulness of such an instrument. In summary, we have found that our instrument is reliable, though it may be more effective to structure a survey instrument on team processes and outcomes rather than on individual learning objectives due to the complexity of a student's learning experience.
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