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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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“Perimeter”: Measuring the Ability to Design Activity with a Group Assessment Tool 321


Akopova E.S.
PhD in Psychology, Analyst, Department of Mentoring Management Personnel, Moscow Center for the Development of Human Resources in Education, Moscow, Russia

Glazunova O.I.
PhD in Psychology, General Director, Society With Limited Liability «Innovative Company «Mysledeyatelnostnaya Pedagogy», Moscow, Russia

Gromyko Y.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Director, Shiffers Institute of Advanced Studies, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Educational Psychology


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