TLO 7: Construct an Evidence-Based Argument or Narrative in Audio, Digital, Oral, Visual or Written Form
The movement towards privileging ‘authentic’ forms of student learning and assessment, and employer demands for university graduates to possess the ability to work in groups and communicate through a variety of non-textual means, has encouraged history academics to rethink the way in which they teach and assess their students. This chapter provides a brief critique of the written essay as the best means for students to communicate their ideas and be assessed and suggests a variety of alternative activities to develop student capacities to construct evidence-based arguments and narratives.
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