Audience

Varied Audiences

Aim to set explicit audiences for each assessment point.

In higher education the audience for an assessment is implicitly the academic that sets it, who will naturally be already aligned in some way with the course and/or module. This contrasts with employment, where the audience can be peers, but is more often the client or another external third party, with different values, priorities and expectations.

Having to think for a different audience on an assessment provokes greater reflective thinking, and requires new types of synthesis.