Analysis of Final Year Project Syllabi in Physical Education Teacher Education: Is The Assessment Formative?
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Author/sRomero Martín, Mª Rosario; Ruiz Lara, Encarnación; Caballero Julia, Daniel; Ureña Ortín, Nuria
Discipline/sActividad Física y Deporte
Subject/sFinal year project
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The main aims of this study were to describe the syllabus of Final Year Projects (FYP) in Physical Education Teacher Education and to analyse their formative capacity, in order to find out to what extent the assessment systems are aligned with the current competency paradigm. A documentary analysis of 96 syllabi was carried out, 52 of Undergraduate Degree Projects and 44 of Master’s Degree Projects, in a total of 63 universities during the academic year 2019-2020. A panel of experts determined the formative capacity index of every syllabus, based on four variables of the assessment system: means, instruments, criteria and agents. A descriptive analysis and a MANOVA biplot were conducted. The results revealed that syllabilack relevant information on the variables studied. The limited student engagement and the highly productcttred assessment were noteworthy. In addition, a large number of degrees presented low formative capacity. This study proposes a model to analyse assessment syst...