Workshop F

Standards of International Credential Assessment

Date/Time: 8月27日 (土) Sat, Aug 27(09:00-12:00)
実施方法 Method of Presentation: ハイフレックス / Hybrid-Flexible
Face-to-face 定員 Capacity: 30
Language: 英語 English
Pre-assignment: なし No

Abstract 概要

This interactive presentation from Beka Tavartkiladze, Senior Director of Global Education and Knowledge at World Education Services (WES), United States, will demonstrate how to use WES evaluation methods and techniques and how to evaluate international credentials in a systematic and productive manner. How do we obtain appropriate and authentic academic documents? How do we determine the status of the institutions operating abroad? Furthermore, this information will help to streamline admissions processes. Participants will learn verification procedures, and the document requirements in order to accurately assess foreign academic credentials.

The WES methodology for assessing and reconstructing credentials from limited or partial documentation, which helps in cases when individuals have been displaced because of adverse circumstances in their country of origin, will also be discussed.

The Qualifications Recognition Policy section within the International Partnerships Branch of the Australian Government Department of Education provides national and international leadership on the recognition of foreign qualifications based on over 50 years of experience. This workshop will share Australia’s experience, policy expertise, challenges and lessons learned in qualifications recognition. The department’s investment in qualifications recognition is fundamental to supporting the success of Australia’s international education sector, skilled migration program and skilled employment policy settings which aim to streamline international mobility through fair and transparent recognition of graduates with overseas qualifications and skills wishing to pursue further study and employment opportunities.

The workshop will cover the suite of qualifications recognition information tools developed by the department and designed to be used by a range of organisations involved in making decisions about foreign qualifications, our assessment methodology which is in line with recognition best principles and practices espoused in the UNESCO qualifications recognition conventions, including the Tokyo Convention, and case studies. The workshop will also provide guidance and strategies for resolving common assessment issues, including how to undertake further research to make a robust evidence-based decision.

#1: Documents and reading materials will be distributed prior the workshop through our online system.
#2: The workshop participants are expected to bring their own laptop computers or tablets.

Beka Tavartkiladze is a highly experienced international credential evaluator with 20 years of experience in international academic credential evaluation and has a deep knowledge of international education systems and the issues surrounding recognition of international academic credentials. He frequently presents on the education systems of countries around the world and has presented at conferences and workshops both domestically and internationally. He also has extensive experience working with licensing bodies and higher education institutions, providing expert opinion on credential evaluation.

Ms Joanna Wilson is an Assistant Director in the Qualifications Recognition Policy Section, International Partnerships Branch within the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment. This section serves as Australia’s National Information Centre under several UNESCO qualifications recognition conventions Australia is party to. Joanna plays a key role in driving the department’s engagement in qualifications recognition and qualifications frameworks through key multilateral fora including APEC, ASEAN, G20 and UNESCO. She also manages bilateral engagement with education partners in Southeast Asia and Latin America, and has an integral role in quality assuring the department’s suite of qualifications recognition policy products and services, which support a diverse range of stakeholders globally. Joanna has a background in education, curriculum development, international education partnerships, and policy development and implementation. She has represented the Australian Government and an Australian state government internationally in a range of education events. Joanna holds tertiary and postgraduate qualifications in secondary school education, training and assessment, history, Spanish, and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

Speakers 発表者:

Senior Director, Global Education and Knowledge, World Education Services
Assistant Director, Qualifications Recognition Policy, International Partnerships Branch, Australian Government Department of Education