Learning together to improve oral health and quality of life
ADEE - Association for Dental Education in Europe
The Competence assessment Special Interest Group is a long established and always well attended SIG. It is chaired by Dr Undrell Moore (UK), Dr Terhi Karaharju-Suvanto (FI).
Aims and Objectives:
The core focus of this Special Interest Group is to promote a discussion forum on the achievement and assessment of competence in the clinical dental environment. It brings together a vast array of professionals from many disciplines.
Meetings and Activities: Riga 2014
The Riga meeting provided an opportunity to review the reasons as to why individuals were so interested in continuing to particpate in the SIG. Issues such as the difficulty in assessing, the need to gain understanding and hear other views, the desire to see progress in assessment methods and approach and to lead to improvement in systems being some of the key reasons cited.
The meeting then progressed to explore the assessment in the context of:
Multi skilled assessments
Encouraging self assessment
Use of patients in assessment
Embedding assessment in every clinical episode (balance formative/summative)
Developing faculty (transfer of culture)
A summary presentation of the meeting is available here.
SIG Leader Announcements and Update
Planned outcomes of the Special Interest Group include:
Circulation of this years SIG activity (Online)
Summary of 5 years of SIG activity (EJDE)
Discussion forum to enage members between meetings