At the end of a session ask students to draw a diagram, graphic organiser, model (you do have to explain these at first) to show their learning: what new knowledge, skills and ways of learning they have developed. Share and discuss models.

For more information about this assessment, please contact Elaine Batchelor, Subject Leader—Initial Teaching Training (

This case study is taken from the Institute of Learning and Teaching’s 2015 publication ‘Outside the Box Assessment and Feedback Practices’, available from the University’s Assessment and Feedback portal.

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