In this research work the rationale for an androgogical approach to Irish Prison Officer education is presented. Following programme research in 2019, student Recruit Prison Officers articulated a desire for alternatives to written assessment on their programme of study, the Higher Certificate in Custodial Care. With the application of principles of Universal Design for Learning [1] and Restorative Practice [2], role-play was introduced as a mode of assessment. The research is on-going and student feedback on the assessment and feedback experience will be presented in 2023.

Author: Fionnuala Brennan

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 18-20 October 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2022.10.0013
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-47-1
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Dún Laoghaire, Ireland)