On February 8, ANQA launched another three-day training course for experts. This time, the training is focused on the preparation of experts for medical professions, who will be further included in the accreditation processes. Within the scope of the training, the accreditation process and the peculiarities of the organization of expert work are presented. Particularly, it is important that the expert should be able to:
- identify the needs and problems of the educational institution and provide recommendations during the desk review process;
- point out hypotheses about the educational institution from the provided self-evaluation reports;
- formulate questions according to the hypotheses;
- draw conclusions based on the answers received.
During the training, the participants study an example of any educational institution’s self-evaluation and try to carry out a desk review. Today, the participants had focus group meetings with students through roleplays, which aimed at the identification of information that would confirm or deny hypotheses. The roleplay helps future experts understand how the site visit goes, what questions to ask, and how to get the necessary information through a situational model. On the last day of the training, the participants will present their conclusions based on the information they acquired. After the training, the participants with the best results will be included in ANQA’s expert database and will have the opportunity to participate in the accreditation process as experts.