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
Online 定員 Capacity: 30
Language: 英語 English
Target level: 初級 Beginner
Format of presentation: Seminar style presentation with case studies
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.

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.

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.

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