Discussion of the educational materials for the profession of “Junior Veterinarian” took place

On 28 June a meeting/discussion of the educational materials for the profession of “Junior Veterinarian” took place at Ibis Hotel Yerevan. The meeting was organized in the framework of “VET development in Syunik marz” project implemented by Strategic Development Agency NGO.

The main aim of the meeting was to introduce the teaching materials developed for 32 modules of the profession of “Junior Veterinarian”. This was already the third and final meeting which would help to finalize all the materials.

In total, there were 23 participants:head of the State Service for Food Safety, teachers from Goris, Stepanavan, Gavar State Agricultural Colleges, Veterinary teachers from Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) and ANAU Sisian branch, private veterinarians, etc..

The meeting started by the welcome words by Lilit Hovhannisyan, the “VET Development in Syunik marz” project manager, then it was followed by a welcome speech by Mr. Georgi Avetisyan, head of the State Service for Food Safety, who greeted the participants and stressed the importance of having quality teaching materials which will help to prepare qualified specialists.

Two experts who were involved in the development of teaching materials started the presentation of modules. The structure of modules which contains text, pictures, tests, interesting facts, definition of terminology has been introduced to participants.Then each module and its learning outcomes have been presented to participants. Participants had the possibility to make comments and to present their suggestions to make changes or additions in some modules. There was also a space for discussion. All the comments have been considered by the experts and will be integrated in the final materials, which will become an educational manual and will be used by all colleges starting from September 2019.


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