Professional development programme for experts: training and preparation of students
On September 26, 2023, IAAR held a webinar to prepare student experts of the Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR) for the EEC visit to educational organisations. The moderators were Timur Kanapyanov, PhD, Deputy General Director for International Cooperation of IAAR and Gulfiya Nazyrova, C.E.Sc., Project Manager for Review Panel Members. Members of the Kazakhstan Medical Students Association (KazMSA) and the Alliance of Students of Kazakhstan (ASK) took an active part in the webinar. The webinar, based on ESG quality assurance standards and student-centered learning, discussed the principles and stages of international accreditation of educational organisations/educational programmes, requirements for IAAR expert activities, and the role of student experts in the external expert commission. Work with cases was carried out interactively: Understanding the standards and criteria for specialised IAAR accreditation; Working with educational organisation self-assessment reports and developing recommendations for improvement. Working with cases allowed students to develop specific skills and competencies to work as an IAAR expert.