Centre for Assessment Research, Policy and Practice in Education (CARPE)

Professional Practice

Professional Practice

Through the provision of on-line and fact-to-face accredited and non-accredited programmes, CARPE is a locus of assessment professional development for educators working in settings from early childhood to fourth level.  


Doctorate in Education (EdD)  Assessment Learning and Teaching (ALT) Strand The EdD is a research degree (Level 10) for experienced professionals from education and related fields who would like to extend their professional understanding and develop skills in research, evaluation and high-level reflection on practice. The ALT strand aims to develop educators with specialist knowledge and expertise in assessment of, for and as learning.  Mindful of the need for alignment between assessment, learning and teaching at each level of the system, the module will address the “big ideas” pertaining to assessment, learning and teaching as they play out in, and impact on, various educational contexts. Students will be expected to engage actively in a learning community dedicated to critical analysis, robust review and high level scholarship relating to policy and practice in assessment, learning and teaching. Successful participants will be primed to assume leadership roles nationally and internationally in assessment.

Course Leaders: Zita Lysaght & Michael O’Leary

More information on the EdD is available at https://www.dcu.ie/institute_of_education/Doctor-of-Education.shtml