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Assessing through the UDL Lens

Assessing through the UDL Lens

This hands on and interactive workshop will invite participants to explore what it means to view and facilitate formative and summative assessment in FET through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens.

By the end of this session participants will have had opportunities to:

  • Reflect on the principles of assessment, with a focus on equity, and what this means for both formative and summative assessment in their context
  • Revisit the important of constructive alignment in assessment design
  • Critically examine their own approaches to assessment of, as and for learning and identify multiple methods of action and expression for learners in their individual contexts
  • Identify areas of feedback and/or assessment that could be reshaped or redesigned through a UDL lens.

This stand-alone session will follow on from the FESS series of five assessment sessions ( September / October)


The target audience for this event is: All FET staff members, including teachers, tutors, trainers, instructors and  those in a co-ordination and/or quality assurance role.


Facilitation: This session will be facilitated by Carrie Archer. Carrie's pronouns are she/her. She has been working in Further Education and Training for 15 years and is the Professional Learning and Development Coordinator with City of Dublin ETB. Carrie’s interests are coaching, leadership, Communities of Practice, Universal Design for Learning and championing belonging, equity, inclusion, and diversity. She is passionate about the representation and visibility of LGBTQI learners and staff and is currently specialising as an ADHD coach. She facilitates a Professional Learning Network for support teachers in FET colleges and mentors in Technology Enhanced Learning and inclusive pedagogy in City of Dublin ETB. She was a part of the design team with City of Dublin ETB and Trinity College Dublin for a Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters courses focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in FET. She also currently lectures on Postgraduate programmes in the National College of Ireland on diversity and inclusion, and on assessment and feedback for educational practice in FET.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-11-2023 10:00
Event End Date 08-11-2023 12:00
Cut off date 08-11-2023 10:00
Capacity 100
Registered 61
Available place 39
Individual Price Free
Location Online (Link to event will be e-mailed)

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