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Continuous quality improvement process using constructive alignment

Bareduan, Salleh Ahmad and Baba , Ishak and Md Ali, Zarina and Ponniran, Asmarashid Continuous quality improvement process using constructive alignment. Journal of Technical Education and Training. ISSN 1985-9732


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This paper presence an application of continuous quality improvement (CQI) process for a typical engineering course using construction alignment. The performance measures are the course learning outcomes (CLO) attainment and overall course grades which combines the marks obtained in the tests, assignments and final examination. Tests and final examination represent the cognitive assessment while assignments represent the generic skills assessment measured using rubrics. Pareto diagram is used to analyses the CLO attachment data resulting from tests, assignment and final exam marks. Possible causes related to low CLO attainment are explored using the QC tool of Oshikawa diagram. From detail studies on both Pareto and Ishikawa diagrams. CQI activities based on constructive alignment are then drafted and implemented to the course. The CQI implementation shows significant improvements to the CLO attainments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CQI; constructive alignment; academic course; outcome-based education
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2012 13:09
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2012 13:09
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2858
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