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An assessment type which is sometimes used to test students' ability to express their learning in a visual format. Posters are easy to share between (many) students and can reduce assessment time, compared to an oral or written assessment.

If done in courses with Ph.d. students, posters can be a very authentic type of assessment, as students can use it to practise making research posters.

Examples from AU

ARTS: Linguistics

Faculty: Arts
Department: School of Communication and Culture
Course: Linguistics

The production of a graphical poster demands that the students get to the core of their exam topic. The students are asked to make a poster on their preliminary idea and thesis statement. The poster should contain reflections on the topic, method, and problem statement. The posters should be informative, interesting, and provide an overview of the whole exam process.

To read more about how to incorporate a poster-session in your course go to http://educate.au.dk/en/examples-of-practice/thesis-statement-poster-session/