Teaching medieval towns: group exercises, individual presentations and self-assessment

Roach, A.P. and Gunn, V. (2002) Teaching medieval towns: group exercises, individual presentations and self-assessment. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 39(3), pp. 196-204. (doi: 10.1080/13558000210140965)

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This paper examines the use of innovative collaborative small group activities within a Medieval History Honours course. Drawing on student evaluations and feedback from a focus group, it reflects upon the use of group exercises in history (as opposed to the more traditional individual ones) that involve the construction of three-dimensional models of medieval towns, the reconstruction of town history from visual as well as text based sources, and the use of self-assessment within a subject where tutor-assessment tends to be the norm. We conclude that such methods are clearly of benefit to the students, but recommend that to ensure the effectiveness of such a programme, methodological issues are addressed directly with them.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gunn, Professor Vicky and Roach, Dr Andrew
Authors: Roach, A.P., and Gunn, V.
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
University Services > Learning and Teaching Services Division
Journal Name:Innovations in Education and Teaching International
ISSN (Online):1470-3300

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