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Oral examination

Here is information on how a oral examination should be conducted. The recommendations include how learning outcomes can be demonstrated in oral examinations and how oral examinations can be used to obstruct cheating.

Recommendations for oral examination

Examiners who plan to use oral examination in their course are recommended to follow the following guidelines. This page introduces the basics of an oral examination and provides examples and recommendations on how the work of designing oral examinations should begin.

Recommendations for oral examaination

Show the intended learning outcome during oral examination

Oral examination where the student must account for their knowledge is historically the oldest form of examination. There are several ways to conduct an oral examination. Below is a description of a method based on modern research. The examination is based on an overall question which is then answered and divided into smaller parts by the student, sometimes with the support of the teacher.

Show the intended learning outcome during oral examination

Follow-up oral examination to obstruct cheating

As the students have completed unsupervised examination assignments, it may be good to follow up with some form of oral examination. This page describes good follow-up questions and gives suggestions for situations that the teacher/examiner needs to consider before the examination.

Follow-up oral examination to obstruct cheating

Contact and support for examination

Do you have questions about examination? There are contact persons for planning and coordinating examinations at each school, and you can also get help with digital arrangements from E-learning.

Contacts for examination