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Dr Zita Lysaght in conversation with Professor Michael O'Leary speaking about 'Classroom Assessment Literacy'

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This is the third in the series of virtual research conversations with the Awardees of the Institute of Education Research Fellowship.

Dr Zita Lysaght in conversation with Professor Michael O’Leary who holds the Prometric Chair in Assessment at DCU and is Director of the Centre for Assessment Research Policy and Practice at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University. Prof O'Leary leads a programme of research at CARPE focused on assessment in education and in the workplace.  

About Dr Zita Lysaght
Dr Zita Lysaght is a member of the School of Policy and Practice at the Institute of Education, DCU, coordinating and teaching classroom assessment and research methodology modules on undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes. She is a Research Associate with the Centre for Assessment Research and Policy in Education (CARPE) at DCU where she directs and co-leads a number of research projects and serves on both the Centre’s Advisory Panel and Advisory Board.

A graduate of Mary Immaculate College (BEd), Trinity College (MEd; MSc) and DCU (EdD), 
Zita has worked in primary education at home and abroad (Tanzania), in curriculum design and evaluation (Curriculum Development Unit, Mary Immaculate College; Centre for Research in Technology Education, Trinity College Dublin) and in school leadership (Deputy Principal; Assistant National Coordinator, Leadership Development for Schools Programme). Zita’s work has been widely published. Sshe has twice received the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and in 2019 was awarded a Research Fellowship.She is currently developing an open-source website to support teachers' assessment literacy with the support of funding from the Teaching Council (John Coolahan Research Support Framework).