A newspaper article or editorial can be a useful assessment task for assessing critical thinking and the ability to make judgements. It is relevant for learning outcomes that result in students being able to develop arguments, reflect, evaluate, assess and judge.
A newspaper article or editorial can be delivered in the following ways during the COVID-19 situation as an alternative to a paper-based final examination:
The resources below provide examples of assessment tasks that incorporate newspaper articles:
The following resources are for students, and are useful as resources in subjects. They also provide guidance in terms of designing newspaper article assessment: