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.
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.
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.