I wanted to write something about my philosophy of assessments. I use my assessments to encourage exploration of the subject and to direct learning. Although, there are some restraints in that I have to show that learning outcomes have been met and show competency (professional programme lecturer here). But, there are ways to encourage learning and still not over assess. Blind pick assessments, just giving learning outcomes without a title or case study; just an assignment submission format (2000 words, a poster). I make it clear on how the students are going to assessed and what they are going to be assessed against, the rest is up to them.