How do self-assessments work?

The self-assessments are designed specifically to encourage exploration and engage students in discussion as part of a wider teaching programme run by teachers. The idea being that a students will go away and look up an issue they don’t know the answer to and as a result, will learn and retain more information relating to it. As such, the answers to the questions are not revealed to the learner. Teachers/lecturers can utilise this to their advantage by asking students to complete a particular module, then provoking discussion around their findings.