How to Measure and Improve Performance

Overview of this lesson

In the context of engineering, performance is doing something that is useful or beneficial. Examples of performance include

  • designing an experiment
  • developing a computer program
  • designing a better fan
  • increasing technical knowledge of electric motors

Measuring performance is the process of assigning a number that tells us where we are at. Improving performance is the process of getting better at a given performance.

Benefits of this lesson

  • Learn how to measure performance
  • Learn how to use the SII tool to improve performance

Goals (Results we intend to create).

  • Learners know main concepts
      • performance, improvement, performance measurement
      • performance criteria
      • strength, improvement, insight

Learners can explain how knowledge and performance are related.

Learners can do an SII to identify how to improve performance


Plan (steps to reach the goals)

1. Goal Setting.
Recommend: Write down personal goals for this lesson. Ask yourself, what do I want? What are my motivations for studying engineering? Make your goals specific (i.e. measurable) and challenging. For more information, see "how to write goals."

2. Topic
a. topic
b. topic

3. Lesson Review (Reflective Thinking)
a. Assess your learning using this form. Print1 and staple the form to front of your homework. Resource: (How to write an SII).
b. Assess this lesson using this (form).


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