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Group Work Self Assessment Form Course : BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Year : 2013 (Year 3 | Level 06)

Module : OUGD303 Final Major Project

Date : 28|05|13

Project Title : Laura Ashley Spring | Summer 2013 Home Interiors Collection Group Members : Name:

Specific Project Responsibilities:

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Stephanie Lawson www.sl-lawson1013fmp.blogspot.co.uk

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Sophie Wilson www.s-wilson1013fmp.blogspot.com

Surface pattern design Retail Graphics Bags Tags Digital Fabric print Cushion Coffee table runner Wallpaper swatch book Transfers for Interior product items Outdoor Advertising Editorial Catalogue Event Invite Magazine advertisement Web advertisement Website

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In the table below, you are asked to determine the relative contribution / quality of each member of the group, by allocating 10 marks between the group members for each category, and then totaling each member's score. Contribution: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Workload / Effort Quality of Work Professionalism / Teamwork Leadership Total

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Using the above scores as a guide, you are asked to decide whether a differential in the grades given for your project should be allocated. Your project will first be given one overall grade. The differentials agreed below will form a recommendation to your assessors that this grade is adjusted to reflect the individual contribution of each member of the group. You may allocate to a team member a positive score up to +5, a negative score up to -5, or a neutral score, 0 . The total group score should be zero, when all these differentials are added together, eg. for a group of five : +5, +2, 0, -3, -4 (= total zero). 1

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Differential Grade : "The above evaluation of the group's contribution to this project has been agreed by all members of the team." Signed :

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NB: The agreed differentials are a recommendation to your tutors, which in normal circumstances they will accept. However, the assessors reserve the right to override the recommendation, if other evidence suggests that this analysis is incorrect


Group W ork Self Assessment Form - Student Guidelines

The Group Work Self Assessment Form is used to help tutors to evaluate the shared group element of assessed work. The process used is based on the principle that the tutors will assess the overall grade which the project deserves, based on the brief's learning outcomes, but the student group will take responsibility for evaluating and agreeing any differentials in quality and contribution which each has made to the group element of a project. And this agreed differential will then be applied by your tutors to the overall group grade in determining individual grades for the work. To facilitate this process, it is recommended that the attached self assessment proforma is completed and agreed by each group, and submitted along with the assessed work. The assessment of the overall grade for a group production by the assessors will create a mean score, which is varied by implementing the differentials agreed by your group, up to a maximum of +5, or -5 marks. It may be, however, that the group decides all members have contributed equally, and they wish to all be awarded the same grade. Before completing the form, it is important that you each check the brief carefully, to understand precisely which assessment elements are to be assessed as a group, and which elements will be assessed individually. The decisions you reach on the self assessment form will only be applied to the elements of the assessment which will be assessed jointly. You should meet together as a group to complete the form. You may wish to each complete a separate form in advance, and compare results, before coming to an agreement. Or you may wish to discuss the form as a whole and agree the scores for each member at the meeting. To decide whether to implement differential grades, you are asked to first describe your individual roles in the project. Then analyse the contributions each of you has made in terms of four aspects - workload, quality, teamwork, and leadership. This can be done by allocating 10 marks between the group members for each category, and then totaling each member's score. For example, in a group of four, you may decide that 1 person deserves all the 10 marks for leadership, but that for workload all four deserve 2½ marks each. You can then determine from this analysis total differential scores for each member of the group. You may allocate to a team member a positive score up to +5, a negative score up to -5, or a neutral score, 0 . The total group score should be zero, when all these differentials are added together, eg. for a group of five: +5, +2, 0, -3, -4 (= total zero). During assessment, your group project will first be given one overall grade. The differentials agreed by you will form a recommendation to your assessors that this grade is adjusted for each member of the group, to reflect their individual contribution. Your assessors will expect to see a relationship between different parts of the form. In other words, the description of roles and analysis of contributions should be seen as a form of justification for the decisions reached regarding differential grades. When you have signed the form to agree the differentials, they will become a recommendation to your tutors, which in normal circumstances they will accept. However, the assessors reserve the right to override the recommendation, if other evidence suggests that this analysis is incorrect. In such circumstances, the members' grades and the rationale for not accepting your recommendations will be explained to you in written feedback. In most cases, experience suggests that all members of a group will agree the self assessment form. In cases of dispute, however, there is an arbitration system. If the group cannot agree one self assessment form, all members are asked to present an individually completed sheet, presenting their view of the situation. The tutors will then allocate an overall project grade, based on the module outcomes, and then also determine any differentials. The tutors may also request a meeting with the whole group, or individual meetings with all the members, in order to discuss the project and the self assessment forms, before deciding these grades. Your tutors may in these circumstances allocate a maximum of 5 additional marks to the strongest student. But the assessors may also decide on a reduction of up to 10 points for any weaker students. You should be warned that taking this course of action will transfer responsibility for determining the


differentials to your tutors. It will also be interpreted as demonstrating poor group working skills, which may be taken into account in the assessment process.

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