Literature seminar: Take-home exams or not?

What are the advantages and disadvantages with take-home exams and other non-proctored assessments?

We will discuss a paper by Lars Bengtsson, Göteborg university: Take-Home Exams in Higher Education: A Systematic Review. Education Sciences 2019, v9 Article 267 2019.
What are the advantages and disadvantages with take-home exams and other non-proctored assessments?
From the Abstract: This work describes a systematic review of the research on take-home exams in tertiary education. It was found that there is some disagreement in the community about the virtues of take-home exams but also a lot of agreement. It is concluded that take-home exams may be the preferred choice of assessment method on the higher taxonomy levels because they promote higher-order thinking skills and allow time for reflection. They are also more consonant with constructive alignment theories and turn the assessment into a learning activity. Due to the obvious risk of unethical student behavior, take-home exams are not recommended on the lowest taxonomy level.
Link to the paper: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1238167

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