“Cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia”

15 June 2021

On Tuesday, 15th June 2021, the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement and the EU Twinning project “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and governance of qualifications” held a joint conference on “Cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia”. At the event the speakers presented experiences of piloting cluster accreditation at Georgian higher education institutions and new procedures of thematic analysis for higher, vocational and general educational institutions. This event served as a platform for different stakeholders at all educational levels to discuss a way forward in cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia, considering the recommendations endorsed by Twinning experts and EU best practice and policy.

 

Switching to cluster accreditation as an EU best practice has been recommended by Twinning experts, and the main advantage of this transition is that Georgian higher educational institutions will be able to accredit groups of programs instead of separate educational programs based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), within a relatively short time period, and using fewer human and financial resources in the future.

 

In respect of the thematic analysis, the established Georgian practice and methodology were reviewed in line with EU standards and policy by Twining experts and Georgian colleagues. The improvements that took place at NCEQE ensure fulfilment of ENQA recommendations provided in the ENQA report.

 

The event was attended by representatives of Georgian higher, vocational and secondary institutions, Twinning project key experts both from EU Member States and the Beneficiary Institution (NCEQE), officials from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, and other relevant bodies.

 

 

“Cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia”

 

On Tuesday, 15th June 2021, the National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement and the EU Twinning project “Strengthening capacities for quality assurance and governance of qualifications” held a joint conference on “Cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia”. At the event the speakers presented experiences of piloting cluster accreditation at Georgian higher education institutions and new procedures of thematic analysis for higher, vocational and general educational institutions. This event served as a platform for different stakeholders at all educational levels to discuss a way forward in cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia, considering the recommendations endorsed by Twinning experts and EU best practice and policy.

 

Switching to cluster accreditation as an EU best practice has been recommended by Twinning experts, and the main advantage of this transition is that Georgian higher educational institutions will be able to accredit groups of programs instead of separate educational programs based on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), within a relatively short time period, and using fewer human and financial resources in the future.

 

In respect of the thematic analysis, the established Georgian practice and methodology were reviewed in line with EU standards and policy by Twining experts and Georgian colleagues. The improvements that took place at NCEQE ensure fulfilment of ENQA recommendations provided in the ENQA report.

 

The event was attended by representatives of Georgian higher, vocational and secondary institutions, Twinning project key experts both from EU Member States and the Beneficiary Institution (NCEQE), officials from the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, and other relevant bodies.

 

 

 

“Cluster accreditation and thematic analysis in Georgia”