Delivering, Assessing and Providing Feedback for Fieldwork Modules: A Case Study from Archaeology

Vicki Cummings, Simon Hawkesworth


In this paper we highlight some of the issues surrounding the delivery of fieldwork modules, using archaeological excavation as an example. There are a whole range of issues surrounding the assessment of fieldwork-based modules, and here we detail approaches we have adopted to ensure consistent delivery and assessment methods. In particular, we have written and launched a web resource which can be used to assist with both the delivery and assessment of fieldwork. Finally, we discuss issues surrounding feedback, and suggest a method for enhancing students’ feedback on field-based modules.


Archaeology; education; fieldwork; assessment; feedback

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