History and Government:When ought a teacher use essay questions in evaluating history and government?

CHAPTER SIX

6c ii).Give situations in which  a teacher should use essay questions in evaluating history and government.

When to use essay questions

They can be used when:

  1. The group is small.
  2. The teacher wishes to encourage to the fullest, the development of the learner’s skill in written expression.
  3. The teacher wants students to organize ideas or to show their creativity
  4. The evaluator is more interested in exploring the learner’s attitudes than in measuring achievement
  5. The assessor is more confident of one’s own proficiency as a critical reader
  6. Time available for test preparation is shorter than the time available for scoring it.
  7. Evaluating complex or controversial areas of a subject.
  8. Learner’s are expected to apply the acquired knowledge to novel situations
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