Lietuvos edukacinių tyrimų asociacija

Juridinio asmens kodas 191974021
Adresas: H. Manto 84, LT-92294 Klaipėda

We are waiting for you in the Education forum!

We invite representatives of educational sciences, researchers, doctoral students, representatives of general education and higher education institutions, education and science policy, all those who are interested in changes in artistic and cultural education, quality of educational research, use of results for decision-making and improvement of educational practice.

Rūta Girdzijauskienė is a Professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Chief Researcher at Klaipėda University, President of the Lithuanian Music Teachers Association, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association Art Education Network, Board of the European Association of Higher Music Schools (EAS) and European Music Teachers and Young Children Researchers Network ( EuNET MERYC). Her list of publications includes two monographs, more than a hundred scientific and practice-based articles. Research interests include the development of creativity, research methodology, art education didactics and teacher training.

Rūta Girdzijauskienė is a co-author of Lithuanian music education programs and music textbooks, a member of the creative group of updated general education programs. She has been a high school teacher and children’s choir leader for many years. She leads over 10 seminars for teachers and school communities each year, actively participates in national and foreign conferences, trainings and workshops, and conducts open lessons for teachers and the entire educational community.

Data2021, October 28 th
Time3.00 -5.00 p.m.
Linkshttps://smm-lt.zoom.us/j/6289736970 (tiesioginė transliacija)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxFzyS1l3eAxn-gXT4BHbQ
Moderatorsdr. Emilija Sakadolskienė, Associate Professor of Vytautas Magnus University and Vilnius University, Member of the Artistic Education Network of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
Laima Rutkauskienė, Chief Specialist, Basic and Secondary Education Division, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
Conference program
Introduction dr. Ramūnas Skaudžius, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania
prof. dr. Judita Žukienė, Rector of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater
prof. dr. Romas Baronas, Chairman of the Lithuanian Science Council
Keynote"Strengths, Limitations, Opportunities and Challenges of Art Education"
dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė, Professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Chief Researcher of Klaipėda University, President of the Lithuanian Music Teachers' Association, Member of the Artistic Education Network of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
DiscussionDiscussion participants:
dr. Darius Kuolys, Accociate professor of Vilnius university.
dr. Gediminas Karoblis, Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
dr. Egidijus Stancikas, Associate Professor, Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University, General Director of Kaunas National Drama Theater
Domantas Razauskas, songwriter and performer, poet, composer, radio host, chairman of the AGATA council of the performers' association.
Vytautas Juozapaitis,Professor,Chairman of the Culture Committee of the Parlament of the Republic of Lithuania.
Conclusionprof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė, Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Science and Sport.
Contact information:e -mail. liudmila.rupsiene@baltcontract.eu, tel. 8 686 39 529;
e -mail Loreta.Zadeikaite@smm.lt, tel. 8 686 21 364.

A conference-discussion of the network of seniors organized by the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) and the Alumni Society of the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LEU) dedicated to the International Teachers’ Day took place.

The conference, which was led and moderated by prof. Rita Aleknaitė Bieliauskienė, the program provided for 5 presentations. These are: 1.VVPI Rector-Emeritus prof. Jonas Aničas “Talented teachers in my life”; 2. VPU-LEU prof. Jonas Dautaras “Teachers Enlightened at the Pedagogical Institute of the Republic in Klaipėda”; 3. VPU-LEU prof. Juozas Uzdila’s “Writing the History of the Gymnasium as an Adventure”; 4. VPU-LEU doc. Stanislovas Jankevičius “Historical Aspects of Teacher Education”; 5. Edita Jaraminienė, director of Vilnius Choral Singing School Liepaitė, “Topicalities of Music and Art Schools”. Due to the unfavorable circumstances (illness, injuries, etc.), two speakers: doc. S. Jankevičius and director E. Jaraminienė did not attend the conference, but doc. S. Jankevičius sent the text of the report, which was decided to be included in the conference proceedings.

More information: https://lera.lt/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Senjorutinklokonferencija.pdf


Congratulations to dr. Lina Bairašauskienė after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation at Klaipeda University “Female School Principals’ Professional Identity  Construction During Multiple  Educational  Interaction” (scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (Klaipeda University, social sciences, educology, scientific consultant – prof. Dr. David Bloome (Ohio State University, USA, social sciences, educology, S 007).  She  has aquired  a doctoral degree in social sciences educology.

The dissertation is available  In the libraries of Vytautas Magnus University, Mykolas Romeris University, Klaipėda University and Vilnius University.
The dissertation is available  at: https://www.ku.lt/mokslas/doktorantura/ginamos-apgintos-disertacijos,  and below is a brief annotation of it.

The dissertation “Female School Principals’ Professional Identity  Construction During Multiple  Educational  Interaction” aims to bring new insights into the internal culture of education management, focusing on the issue of ensuring human rights and equality through (in) assessment of women in educational management positions. The dissertation research reveals how school leaders construct professional identity in multiple educational interactions, what are the regularities and peculiarities of this process. The epistemology of interactive ethnography applied in the dissertation reveals the importance of the school head ‘s ability to be both an active and passive leader of the cultural group in education management. The passive side is significant in that it promotes the independent dynamics of the field of education management, ensures the fostering and continuity of the local culture. Active leadership, manifested in purposeful actions, enables to direct the processes of change, resistance to stereotypes, power and hierarchy transformation to rethinking local culture, organizing reflection and is significant in helping to maintain a harmonious and consistent process of professional identity construction through different educational interactions. experience of confrontations and allow the acquisition of new knowledge.

Dissertation Defense Council:

Chairman – prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Klaipeda University, Social Sciences, Education, S 007)
prof. dr. Laurie Katz (Ohio State University, Social Sciences, Education, S 007)
prof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Education, S 007)
prof. dr. Inga Minelgaitė (University of Iceland, Social Sciences, Management, S 003)
doc. dr. Audra Skukauskaitė (Florida Central University, Social Sciences, Education, S 007)

On October 8-9th, 2021, the 5th Conference of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) “Scientific Citizenship in an Indefinite World” organized by the Lithuanian Educational Research Association and the Institute of Education and Social Work of the Faculty of Human and Social Studies of Mykolas Romeris University was held.  
The conference was attended by about 200 participants.On  October 8th plenary presentations were given by prof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė “Will we Change Education? Connections of Social Activism and Science“, Assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Penkauskienė, prof. dr. Valdonė Indrašienė, Assoc. prof. dr. Violeta Jegelevičienė, prof. dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė,  Assoc. prof. dr. Asta Railienė, assoc. prof. dr. Justinas Sadauskas, dr. Natalija Valavičienė “Critical Thinking in a Changing Reality: A Higher Education and Labor Market Perspective”, prof.dr.Irena Leliūgienė “Expression of Active Citizenship by Professor Vincas Čepinskis, Rector of the Interwar Lithuanian Vytautas Magnus University”, dr. Neringa Kurapkaitienė “Provocation of Authenticity in Indefinite Volunteering”, dr. Valentina Bereznaja – Demidenko  “Migrants as Learners” Always and Everywhere “Mission of the Social Services Center”, doctoral student Viktorija Vaidogaitė “Child Behind the Fence: Teacher Volunteers in a Refugee Camp”, prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė “Confusion of Key Lithuanian Educational Terms: to leave alone or to decide? “, prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė “Jargonization of Educational Science Terminology: Transparency and Ethics of the Relationship between National and Academic Terminology”. Intensive discussions took place after listening to the announcements.
On October 9th, the conference was held remotely. The participants of the conference could listen to the presentations in the following sections “Active Citizenship Education and Other Topical Issues”, “Directions of Social Education Change”, “Educational Research in an Uncertain World: Challenges and New Opportunities”, “Educator in the Context of Study Process Uncertainty””(No) Substantiated Critique and Revision of Humanism: Philosophical and Political Aspects of Education “,” Preparation for the Teaching Profession: Components of Vocation, Academic Education and Professional Status “,” Development of Competencies in Citizenship and Social Responsibility Education: Challenges of Professional Development “, ,, Management and Leadership for the Reconstruction of Learning Processes: The Context of General Curriculum Renewal, “Topical Issues and Perspectives in Arts Education”, “Science-Based Teacher Education for an Inclusive Society”, “Learning Anytime, Anywhere” to Cope with Problems in Everyday and Crisis Situations “Physical Education and Sports for the Well-Being of Students.” This conference was followed by deep conference discussions.  Next year conference is planned at Vytautas Magnus University. 

 
Conference photo gallery

 https://lera.lt/renginiai/konferencijos/leta-konferencija_2021/konferencijos-nuotraukos/ 

 We invite  to participate in the 5th conference of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) “Scientific Citizenship in Uncertain World” organized by the Lithuanian Educational Research Association and the Institute of Education and Social Work of the Faculty of Human and Social Studies of Mykolas Romeris University.The conference will be held on 8-9 October.  

The first day ( 8 October) will take place by contact at Mykolas Romeris University (Ateities St. 20, Vilnius, Room I-414). We remind you that only persons with an Opportunity Passport are allowed on the university premises. The second day of the conference will take place remotely.
You can register to participate in the conference until 24, September, 2021. Registration link: https://forms.office.com/r/qVmq0LCBGk If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail. p. esdi.konferencija@mruni.eu

Conference fee:
in case of participation only on the 1st day of the conference – 30 euros;
for participation only on the 2nd day of the conference – 10 euros;
participation in both days of the conference – 40 euros.

Reniewed  conference  program: https://lera.lt/leta-konferencija-2021/konferencijos-programa-2021/ 

Filming and photography will take place during the event. Digital information will be placed on the website http://lera.lt/. 

 

Dear Colleagues,

On the occasion of International Teachers’ Day, we express our sincere THANK YOU to all members of this honorable profession. We wish you inner strength, creativity and happiness.

LERA team

Congratulations to dr. Goda Stonkuvienė after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation Expression of Children’s Learning to Learn Ability in Preschool Education: Experiences of Teachers and Children (Scientific supervisor – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erika Masiliauskienė (Vilnius University, Siauliai Academy, Social Sciences, Education – S 007).  She has  acquired a doctoral degree in Social Science  Education.

The dissertation is available in the library  of Vilnius university and  on the VU website at: https://www.vu.lt/naujienos/ivykiu-kalendorius

The dissertation is available at:
https://is.vu.lt/pls/pub/ivykiai.ivykiai_prd?p_name=DB7160EACFF45A1A4B1A7D82DEBE5E18/STONKUVIENE%20Goda.pdf, and here a short presentation below.

In the doctoral dissertation, the learning to learn ability in childhood from the conceptual and praxiological points of view has been studied for the first time in Lithuania. The relevance of the learning to learn ability and the need to start developing it at the preschool age have been highlighted. Problematic aspects related to the use of the concept of learning to learn in Lithuanian language have been revealed. In the dissertation, the construct of the holistic concept of learning to learn has been theoretically grounded, the dynamism of this ability and the trajectory of its development in preschool education have been emphasized. Referring to the systematic approach, the components of the learning to learn ability, their features and essential preconditions have been discussed. During the empirical research, the methodology of qualitative research and hermeneutic phenomenology were followed. After the analysis of teachers’ and children’s experiences and preschool education programmes, the expression of the learning to learn ability in preschool education was revealed. The experiences of teachers highlighted the problematic nature of the concept of learning to learn. This is also reflected in the analysis of curricula, which shows an insufficient emphasis and lack of a systematic approach to the development of the learning to learn ability. In teachers’ experiences, the prerequisites supporting the development of the learning to learn ability have been identified: encouragement of setting the learning goal and activities, aspects of the environment that makes the development of the learning to learn ability meaningful, expression of children’s reflection and the roles of education participants. The limitations of the development of the learning to learn ability in the preschool institution and the need to increase the competence of teachers have also been revealed. In children’s experiences, the expression of their metacognition can be seen: self-perception as a learner, ability to design and reflect on their learning process. The children’s ability to freely choose learning activities and tools, learn individually and collaboratively and the need for help were highlighted. The dissertation presents a model of successful development of children’s learning to learn ability, which provides an opportunity to purposefully design and organize the development of this ability in the preschool institution.

Dissertation Defense Council:

Chairman – prof. dr. Remigijus Bubnys (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007).
prof. habil. dr. Palmira Jucevičienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. dr. Velta Lubkina (Rēzekne Academy of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
assoc. prof. Šarūnas Šniras (Lithuanian Sports University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
assoc.prof. Aušra Žemgulienė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007).

The Educational forum “Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Whom and Why?”took place on the 30th of September. About 100 participants participated in the forum.The introduction was given by dr. Agnė Kudarauskienė  (Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania),prof. dr. Inga Žalėnienė (Rector of Mykolas Romeris University). The keynote “Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Whom and Why?” dr. Daiva Penkauskienė, (Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Mykolas Romeris University). The announcement is based on the research “Critical Thinking in Higher Education: A Study and Labor Market Perspective”. Research team: assoc. prof. Violeta Jegelevičienė (project manager), prof. dr. Valdonė Indrašienė, assoc. prof. Daiva Penkauskienė, assoc. prof. Jolanta Pivorienė, prof. dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė, assoc. prof. Asta Railienė, doc. dr. Justinas Sadauskas, dr. Natalija Valavičienė. The research was funded by the European Social Fund under measure no. 09.3.3-LMTK712 activities “Improving the qualification of researchers by implementing high-level R&D projects”, grant agreement no. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-006. In the discussion participated prof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė (Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University), prof. dr. Kristupas Sabolius (Professor, Department of Continental Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University), dr. Agnė Kudarauskienė (Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), Aurelija Valeikienė  (Deputy director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education), Linas Leonas (Lecturer, Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Public Health, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Chairman of the Study Evaluation Commission operating at Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education). Conclusion was given by prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, (President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association),  prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology in Ministry of Education, Science and Sports). The moderator of the forum prof. dr. Lilija Duoblienė ( Professor, Institute of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy at Vilnius University, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association).
Forum record is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxFzyS1l3eAxn-gXT4BHbQ

Representatives of educational sciences, researchers, representatives of higher education institutions, employers, students, education and science policy makers and anyone interested in the development of critical thinking in higher education are kindly invited to participate.

Date30 September, 2021
Time3.00 p.m.-5.00p.m.
Linkshttps://smm-lt.zoom.us/j/6289736970 (live broadcasting)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxFzyS1l3eAxn-gXT4BHbQ
Moderatorprof. dr. Lilija Duoblienė, Professor, Institute of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy at Vilnius University, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association.
Introductiondr. Agnė Kudarauskienė, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
prof. dr. Inga Žalėnienė, Rector of Mykolas Romeris University.
KeynoteCritical Thinking in Higher Education: Whom and Why?
dr. Daiva Penkauskienė
, Associate Professor, Institute of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Human and Social Studies, Mykolas Romeris University.
The announcement is based on the research “Critical Thinking in Higher Education: A Study and Labor Market Perspective”. Research team: assoc. prof. Violeta Jegelevičienė (project manager), prof. dr. Valdonė Indrašienė, assoc. prof. Daiva Penkauskienė, assoc. prof. Jolanta Pivorienė, prof. dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė, assoc. prof. Asta Railienė, doc. dr. Justinas Sadauskas, dr. Natalija Valavičienė. The research was funded by the European Social Fund under measure no. 09.3.3-LMTK712 activities “Improving the qualification of researchers by implementing high-level R&D projects”, grant agreement no. 09.3.3-LMT-K-712-01-006.
Discussionprof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė, Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University.
prof. dr. Kristupas Sabolius,Professor, Department of Continental Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University.
dr. Agnė Kudarauskienė, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
Almantas Šerpatauskas, Director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education.
Linas Leonas, Lecturer, Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Public Health, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Chairman of the Study Evaluation Commission operating at Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education.
Conclusionprof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association.
prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė, Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology in Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
Contact informatione-mail: Liudmila.Rupsiene@baltcontract.eu, tel. 8 686 39 529;
e-mail: Loreta.Zadeikaite@smm.lt, tel. 8 686 21 364.

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