"Site Visit Template 1"
Site Visit Template 1 These slides set out the headings for the introduction of the Visitors to the host school and those for a general explanation of the site visit procedures 1 Introduction of DENTED Visitors Please put names and titles of the Visitors here and they can each say a little bit about themselves 2 Introduction Explain that this is a visit from peers who are there to comment on, express their collective views and to act as a mirror for the responses from the staff of the host school to a process of self-assessment. It is not an inspection and staff in the school may need reassurance on that! 3 www.dented.org One of forty Thematic Network Projects (TNP)funded by the EU Directorate on Education and Culture designed to assist each other and share best practices. Now has become DentEdEvolves 2000 - 2003 www.dented.org/dentedevolves.php3 4 DentEdEvolves - towards convergence 5 Practical aspects of a visit see protocol on www.dented.org • Saturday – Wednesday • Preparation on the web site • Self-assessment • Cost 5,000 Euros • Real costs 25,000 (personnel etc) 6 Budget • 1998; 40,000 Euros (400,000) • 1999; 70,000 Euros (600,000) • 2000; 260,000 Euros (540,000) • 2001; 236,000 Euros + $100,000 (30%) • 2002; 250,000 Euros + $90,000 • 2003; same ++ 7 Objectives of DENTED • Establishment of a European Network in dental education • Convergence towards higher standards Better understanding of each other • Agreement on Common competences in Primary Oral Health Care • Promotion of evidence based teaching/treatment • Sharing of peer reviewed interactive programmes • Share innovations and best practices • Electronic bulletin board for exchange of information • Establish a programme of peer visits to EU dental schools 8 How should we move to reconcile • Our global ethical responsibilities • Research priorities • High standards in oral health promotion and care • Socratic principles in educating students • Expectations of a profession • Increasing demands of our societies 9 DentEdEvolves 2001 - 2003 Continue Visits Global Conference Phases 1 & 2 Five themes each with 3/4 Working Sections All Section Reports available on Website www.dented.org/dentedevolves.php3 Nest meeting Singapore April 4th 2002 Final Phase in NIDCR Washington DC 2003 10 Global Congress On Dental Education 1. Prague 2001 2. Washington DC 2003 11 Purpose of Visit • To understand each others systems of education • To identify and share innovations and best practices • To promote greater exchange of ideas, staff and students • To promote the pooling of intellectual resources in European dentistry • To break down barriers and assist each other • It is not to impose a single educational approach or a single dental curriculum 12 Self-review of Panel of experts curriculum & serve to reflect critical analysis another opinion Towards Advantages Identification convergence & of of strengths best practices and weaknesses Participation Identification of Boost to morale of stratefgic needs students and staff and priorities - reassurance 13 Explain what is to happen • Information already provided from school is the basis for visitors information • This will be discussed with staff • Visitors will look at the facilities • Visitors will meet staff and students to discuss programme • A preliminary report will be made at the end of the visit • A written confidential report will be agreed with the Dean 4-6 weeks after the visit 14 Visitors will meet • Dean • Departmental Heads • Senior Staff • Junior Staff • Students (final year and class representatives) all of the above on their own and in confidence 15 Review each school within its own context • Resources – Staff – Facilities – Financial • Strengths & Weaknesses • Significant attitudes • Regional, National & UniversityEnvironment 16 Main Sections of the Report 1. Description and History of School 2.Facilities 3.Organisational Structures 4. Staffing 5. Basic and Biological Subjects 6 & 7. Paraclinical subjects and Human Diseases 8 - 12. Clinical Subjects & Competences 13. Assessment Methods 14 Other influences on education/training 17 Main Sections of the Report (contd.) • 15. Student affairs • 16. Research and Publications • 17.Overall comments on strengths, weaknesses, innovations,best practices quality development plans and recommendations. – Comments from school itself – Comments from the Visitors • The school may choose to release some or all of the report for others in Europe to see but that is a decision for the school. 18 The Educational Approach • Education methods • Empowerment of student learning • Application of the Behavioural Sciences • Assessment Methods – Validity and Relevance – Consistency – Reliability • Acquisition of Clinical Competences – (EU Doc) 19 Additional emphasis following other visits Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) – Each school decides for itself 20 Continuing Quality Improvement Measure (define areas) Strategy for Judge Improvements (bottlenecks) Prioritise (what is possible) 21 Headings in the Report for individual subject areas 1. An introductory single paragraph explaining the course and its timing in the curriculum 2. Primary Aim 3. 6-10 main objectives 4. Hours in the Curriculum 5. Method of learning/teaching 6. Assessment methods 7. Strengths 8. Weaknesses 9. Innovations & Best Practices 10. Plans for future changes 11. Visitors give agreed comments on the above 22 DENTED web site www.dented.org www.dented.org/dentedevolves.php3 23 For further information: • www.dented.org • www.dented.org/dentedevolves.php3 • Each individual can join the TNP • firstname.lastname@example.org • email@example.com 24 DentEdEvolves Network Convergence towards higher standards 25 Group A Group B Core Modules Public Health (the templates) Modules eLearning eLearning Group C Outcomes Initiative Research & Assessment E-DentEd Broader Issues Quality & ICT Group D Group E Human Diseases Clinical Dentistry & Medical Sciences 26 ePortfolio Template Learning & for all Competence Modules Example Principles Orthodontics & Group A of Child Oral Core Group Cognition Health Principles of Peer Reviewed Assessment Quality Recognition 27 Singapore & Interim Global Congress April 4th – 7th;IFDEA, ADEA, ADEE, SEAADE • Open and Closed Meetings • Meeting of Working Sections to extend Prague discussions and include SEAADE members • Support for 1 (or 2) representative of each GC Section • We are asking all others to travel on own resources • Air Fare – book now • Hotel costs about 110 Euros per day – 3/4 days • Web site will soon open with details • Ljubljana next full meeting of DentEdEvolves/E-DentEd 28