Dr Justin Rami is Director of DCU’s Further Education and Training Research Centre (FETRC) and is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Education Studies in DCU. Justin is the former Programme Chair for the BSc in Education & Training, and the The Further, Adult and Continuing Education degree and is currently Chair of the Foundation Programme in Education & Training DCU’s Institute of Education.
Justin’s expertise is focused predominantly in the F/VET area. He teaches in the areas of Teaching & Learning Methodologies, Advanced Teaching Strategies, Curriculum Implementation & Assessment, Feedback, Microteaching, Teaching Preparation & Practice and Research Perspectives. At postgraduate level he contributes to the MSc in Education & Training (Leadership Strand) and supervises postgraduate students mainly in the area of Further, Adult and Continuing Education. Justin’s current research expertise is in the area of Teaching and Learning with a specific focus on Assessment and Feedback. Since 2002 Justin has published a range of articles, books and chapters relating to assessment, quality assurance, qualifications and accreditation in the further and vocational education field. Justin’s current research activities include a longitudinal study examining the influence of the Bologna process on student learning, with particular focus on constructive alignment and assessment. Justin has 13 years experience working on European research projects focusing on Assessment, RPL, Qualification Frameworks, Accreditation and Transfer and Progression. Justin is a member of the European Educational Research Association’s VETNET network. Other current and recent research work focuses on Curriculum Assessment and Implementation, Vocational Education and Training, Citizenship and Diversity. He has been awarded DCU’s Teaching & Learning Award four times. Through the FETRC research centre Justin has also conducted research for OECD, the Arts Council of Ireland, NFTE, FETAC and the NQAI. Justin is a reviewer for UNESCO’s Institute for Life Long Learning and the Journal of Adult and Community Learning and Irish Educational Studies. Justin’s background is in Development Education, Community Arts, and Further, Adult and Continuing Education and he has worked as an educator and researcher in Nigeria, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Japan, Croatia, Bosnia, India and Egypt