Forms of Assessment

Oral Questioning
after observation


Oral questioning is the most commonly-used of all forms of assessment, in class. Indeed, it is so much a feature of practically all teaching, as opposed to "presenting" or lecturing, that it is hardly recognised as a form of assessment by teachers—although students are well aware of it as such. It has its own page on this site.

In this case, however, the focus is on the use of such questioning as part of the de-briefing after practice has been observed. This is particularly recommended by validating bodies for National Vocational Qualifications in the UK



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Original material by James Atherton: last up-dated overall 10 February 2013

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