Educating a large group of professionals puts pressure on sustaining the quality of the education delivered per se. In 2014, an audit of the ESTRO School, following the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) standards, was carried out. It showed that the planning, organisation and structure of the ESTRO School met the standards, but improvement was needed regarding faculty training and assessment of the educational programmes. In 2016, the ESTRO pedagogical programme was launched to support the School faculties in their educational activities and in the development of new approaches to teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and educational management.
To support the ESTRO School and faculties, a pool of people interested in pedagogics is being built up through participation to the international meeting of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE). This group of young professionals is involved in:
The organisation of dedicated workshops for ESTRO directors, teachers and tutors to facilitate the delivery of active, effective and innovative teaching.
Assessment projects regarding the retention of knowledge and skills.
The introduction and implementation of tools and applications for blended learning.