THE USE OF RUBRICS TO EVALUATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF SCALE MODELS IN THE UNIVERSITY TEACHING OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The use of rubrics can be beneficial in guiding students through the learning process. Well-designed, the rubrics are versatile tools that make it possible to evaluate both individual work and teamwork, while promoting self-learning. This paper presents a set of rubrics designed for the subject 'Model making workshop' of the Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering. The subject aims on the one hand that students understand the importance of models as vehicles for presenting ideas about new products, and secondly, to acquire the skills needed to build them properly. The intention when applying the rubrics is twofold: on the one hand, it is intended that students acquire skills to objectively assess their work and that of others, and on the other, offer clear criteria that serve as a guide for the correct development of various models, setting some specific objectives in each case, such as knowing how to work the different materials and the formal design concepts inherent in each work. The rubrics have been applied during the current academic year and the results are commented.