“Perimeter”: Measuring the Ability to Design Activity with a Group Assessment Tool

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Abstract

The article describes a tool for assessing the ability to design activity in the process of group work when group members must coordinate to produce a scheme for their joint work. This new game-based technique was developed on the basis of N.Ach’s and Vygotsky-Sacharov’s integrated methods as well as on V. Rubtsov’s and Y.Gromyko’s methodology. It follows the principles of activity approach. The feature of this technique is that it employs the criteria for assessing communication and coordination in group task solving that were specially developed by us for these purposes. The tool can be applied for assessing the outcomes of design activity and developmental levels of design competencies in adolescents and young people in the course of school and university education. Also, this technique can be used for assessing project teams both in education and in other professional areas. The technique is currently being tested.

General Information

Keywords: design activity process, activity approach, project-based learning, design concept, abilities, project teams, Ach’s and Vygotsky-Sacharov’s combined methods, group activity organization

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/pse.2020250201

For citation: Akopova E.S., Glazunova O.I., Gromyko Y.V. “Perimeter”: Measuring the Ability to Design Activity with a Group Assessment Tool. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2020. Vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 5–18. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2020250201. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elvira S. Akopova, PhD in Psychology, Analyst, Department of Mentoring Management Personnel, Moscow Center for the Development of Human Resources in Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1676-2408, e-mail: isemin@mail.ru

Olga I. Glazunova, PhD in Psychology, General Director, Society With Limited Liability «Innovative Company «Mysledeyatelnostnaya Pedagogy», Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9882-6107, e-mail: obrantr@mail.ru

Yury V. Gromyko, Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of ‘Pedagogical Psychology named after Professor V.A. Guruzhapov’ of the faculty ‘Psychology of education’ of MSUPE, Head of the Master's program "Psychology and Pedagogy of project activity", Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Director, Institute for аdvanced studies and human resource management in the name of Eugene Shiffers (Shiffers Institute), Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5943-8232, e-mail: yugromyko@gmail.com

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