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Assessment methods appropriate for teaching history in Australian universities

Farram, Steven (2014). Assessment methods appropriate for teaching history in Australian universities. Circa: The Journal of Professional Historians,(4):8-16.

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Title Assessment methods appropriate for teaching history in Australian universities
Author Farram, Steven
Journal Name Circa: The Journal of Professional Historians
Publication Date 2014
Issue Number 4
ISSN 1837-784X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 8
End Page 16
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication Deakin, ACT, Australia
Publisher Professional Historians Australia
Abstract Australia is currently moving towards a national regulatory system for standards of teaching and learning in higher education. As professional historians we should all be concerned about the standards applied to the teaching of our discipline in Australian universities. This paper focuses on the issue of assessment and the role it plays in learning. Various assessment methods are evaluated and suggestions made on which are most appropriate for the teaching of History in Australian universities. The paper concludes with some recommendations on how assessment practices could be improved.


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