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5. Assessment strategies

In principle any type of assessment could be used on the modules discussed above. Like all forms of assessment, whatever is set should assess:

  • understanding,
  • the ability to structure an answer,
  • criticality,
  • writing and other stylistic features,
  • ability to gather evidence and
  • essay writing skills.

However, some specific elements of the heterodox perspectives discussed above should be assessed:

  • the ability to establish a position and offer an opinion supported by some evidence, be it theoretical or empirical;
  • evidence of having considered power;
  • the ability to compare perspectives;
  • reflexivity;
  • evidence of having thought about method.