Assessment issues: Supplemental 2

Assessment issues: Supplemental 2


David Jennings, Paul Surgenor


UCD Teaching and Learning, University College Dublin


Teaching & Learning


Assessment & Feedback



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A workbook to support educators in reflecting on assessment issues, and planning around these.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

Working through the associated tasks, this resource supports identifying issues that support assessment practice, the broader impact of assessment on you and the learner, while also identifying assessment strategies you may develop and share with others. A helpful tool for reflection, and planning for action.

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Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

The Fledgling Project reviewed assessment and feedback strategies of a final year early childhood studies professional practice placement in which students create and run a community-based parent and toddler group. A student practical guide was developed which includes feedback/guidance from past students, graduates, parents and employers.

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