Text: “Exam Hell and the Crisis in History Education.” Nippon.com.

Extract: “Rote memorization has displaced critical thinking and driven young Japanese students away from the study of history, argues the author, who blames the universities’ own fact-driven entrance examinations for the crisis facing the humanities and social sciences in higher education.” https://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a05103/exam-hell-and-the-crisis-in-history-education.html

This specific example doesn’t deal directly with historians but it is focused on historical knowledge. What students learn from a historian’s “stories” will depend a lot of how that knowledge is assessed. When knowledge is tested on a multiple-choice exam it can negatively affect the depth of the knowledge acquired.