Lietuvos edukacinių tyrimų asociacija

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

The European Research Council (ERC) approved the 2022 a work program of over € 2.4 billion for frontier research; these funds will be available to more than 1,100 researchers from the European Union and associated countries.
In 2022, researchers will be able to participate in both the traditional calls for proposals for ERC funding mechanisms (ERC StG, CoG, AdG) and ERC Synergy grants and ERC Proof of Concept grants.
More information: https://lmt.lt/naujienos/europos-mokslo-taryba-paskelbe-2022-m.-darbo-programa-ir-nauju-kvietimu-tvarkarasti/3880

The Educational forum ,,Strengthening Educational Research in Lithuania: Intersections of National and International Contexts”  was held on the 22th of June. Over 100 participants participated in this forum. The forum record is available at Youtube platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXRNz0D2h2o.
.The introduction was given by Ramūnas Skaudžius (Vice- Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania). The keynote  “Strengthening Educational Research in Lithuania: Intersections of National and International Contexts”  was presented by prof. Audra Skukauskaitė (Professor at the University of Central Florida (USA)). In the discussion participated Aušra Grybauskienė (Chief Specialist of the Science Department of Studies, Science and Technology in the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports), prof. Palmira Jucevičienė (Professor of Kaunas University of Technology, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association), prof. Liudvika Leišytė (Professor at the University of Technology in Dortmund (Germany), Visiting Professor at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente (Netherlands), Member of the Board of the German Higher Education and Studies Research Association, Chair of the Futura Scientia Association in Lithuania), assoc. prof. Irena Stonkuvienė (Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Member of the Education Council, Vice President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association), dr. Eugenijus Stumbrys (Head of the Science Policy and Analysis Department, LSC), prof. habil. dr. Vilija Targamadzė (Deputy Chairman of the Education and Science Committee of the Parlament of the Republic of Lithuania).  Closing speech was presented 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 session was moderated by  prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Chief Researcher, Klaipėda University, Professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association),Ričardas Ališauskas (Head of the Strategic Programs Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports). The Educational Forum was organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports and the Lithuanian Educational Research Association.

The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (LAA) organizes a seminar “Future – Challenges of Information Technologies for Society” on 16th of June  (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. 

The seminar will be held remotely using the Teams platform.

Representatives of science, education, business and government are invited to participate.

Those who plan to participate, please send your login details to Valerija Paškauskienė by e-mail v.paskauskiene@lma.lt until  14th of June.

More: http://www.lma.lt/news/1211/67/Ateitis-informaciniu-technologiju-issukiai-visuomenei.

We invite representatives of educational sciences, researchers, doctoral students, representatives of general education and higher education institutions, education and science policy, all those who have issues relevant to the quality of educational research, the use of results for decision-making and the improvement of educational practice.

About announcer:

Audra Skukauskaitė – Professor at the University of Central Florida (USA), Research Methodology Researcher and Lecturer, Pedagogy and Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia and two other international scientific journals, ed. member of the  board , active participant in the committees of American and Lithuanian educational research associations, consultant and researcher of the Inventor Education Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) and the Innovation Center of the University of Iowa (USA).She  has taught research methodologies for qualitative, ethnographic and discourse analysis to doctoral students at four US universities and in Lithuania, and has supervised dissertations at three US universities. Areas of research and teaching – quality and transparency in ethnographic and qualitative research; challenges of qualitative methodologies; doctoral studies; invention education; teaching and learning of research methodologies.

Date June 22, 2021
Time3.00-5.00 p.m.
Linkshttps://smm-lt.zoom.us/j/6289736970 (live broadcasting)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHxFzyS1l3eAxn-gXT4BHbQ
Moderatorsprof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė, Chief Researcher, Klaipėda University, Professor of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
Ričardas Ališauskas, Head of the Strategic Programs Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
Programme of the forum
Introduction Ramūnas Skaudžius,Vice- Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania
Keynoteprof. Audra Skukauskaitė, Professor, University of Central Florida (USA)
DiscussionDiscussion participants
Aušra Grybauskienė, Chief Specialist of the Science Department of Studies, Science and Technology in the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports
prof. Palmira Jucevičienė, Professor of Kaunas University of Technology, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
prof. Liudvika Leišytė, Professor at the University of Technology in Dortmund (Germany), Visiting Professor at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente (Netherlands), Member of the Board of the German Higher Education and Studies Research Association, Chair of the Futura Scientia Association in Lithuania
doc. dr. Irena Stonkuvienė, Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Vilnius University, Member of the Education Council, Vice President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
dr. Eugenijus Stumbrys, Head of the Science Policy and Analysis Department, LSC
prof. habil. dr. Vilija Targamadzė, Deputy Chairman of the Education and Science 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 in Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.
Contact information e- mail: liudmila.rupsiene@baltcontract.eu, tel. 8 686 39 529;
e -mail: Loreta.Zadeikaite@smm.lt, tel. 8 686 21 364.

Congratulations to dr. Skaistė Kovienė after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation at the Vilnius University Academy of Education Expression and Organisation of Parent-Centered Pedagogical Education in the Activity of Pre-School Education Institution (Scientific supervisor – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rima Bakutytė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007). Scientific consultant – Prof. Dr. Daiva Malinauskienė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education) – S 007).) She has  acquired a doctoral degree in Social Science – Education.

The dissertation is available in the libraries of Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuanian Sports University and on the VU website at: www.vu.lt/lt/naujienos/ivykiu-kalendorius. The dissertation is available at: https://is.vu.lt/pls/pub/ivykiai.ivykiai_prd?p_name=A5F13E75584B1CD1413A3403308D13F4/KOVIENE%20SkaIste.pdf. and here is presented a short summary below.

The concept of parental pedagogical education is theoretically based on the dissertation research aimed at analysing the expression and organization of parental pedagogical education in the activities of pre-school education institution, enabling educational conditions: innovative forms of teacher cooperation with parents, the content of parental pedagogical education meeting the needs of parents, and the role of the teacher.

A qualitative research was carried out using the content analysis of pre-school education curricula, structured interviews with the parents of children attending pre-school education institutions orally and with pre-school education institution teachers in written. The analysis of the content of pre-school education institution curricula revealed the pedagogical education of parents contextualized in the programs, the directions of interaction between parents and teachers, and the attention to the satisfaction of parents’ needs and their involvement in children’s education. The content analysis of parents’ experiences highlighted the expectations of parents towards pedagogical education, enabling educational conditions and involvement in the activities of pre-school education institution, as well as the areas for improvement in parents’ pedagogical education: the systematic nature of parental pedagogical education, communication and, especially, cooperation with teachers and forms of parental education. The analysis of teachers’ experiences showed the situation of parental pedagogical education and parents’ involvement / engagement in pre-school educational activities in ordinary and atypical situations, highlighted the gaps in pedagogical preparation of parents, allowed to identify opportunities for improving parental pedagogical education by applying innovations.

 

 

Dissertation Defense Council:

Chairman – doc. dr. Erika Masiliauskienė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. dr. Brigita Janiūnaitė (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Education, – S 007),
prof. dr. Velta Lubkina (Rēzekne Academy of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. dr. Romualdas Malinauskas (Lithuanian Sports University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. habil. dr. Vilija Targamadze (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education, – S 007).

Congratulations to dr. Ilona Dobrovolskytė (Vilnius University. Academy of Education) after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation Interaction Between the General Work-Related Physical Abilities and the Executive Function of Young People with Intellectual Disabilities (Scientific supervisor – Prof. Dr. Ingrida Baranauskienė (Klaipėda University, Social Sciences, Educology – S 007). Consultant – Prof. Dr. Albertas Skurvydas (Vytautas Magnus University, Natural Sciences, Biology – N 010)). She has obtained the PhD degree of Educational Science. 

The dissertation summary is available at: https://is.vu.lt/pls/pub/ivykiai.ivykiai_prd?p_name=8005A770EF8272FFE405DE2F9895E894/DOBROVOLSKYTE%20Ilona.pdf. and here is a short summary below. 

The aim of the research is to investigate the interaction between general work-related physical abilities and executive function of young people with intellectual disabilities (mild and moderate) in vocational school and to prepare an evidence-based integrated programme of the development of work-related physical abilities to develop general physical abilities, psychomotor responses and executive function.
Practical significance of the research
The designed theoretical systematic model of the development of physical capacity based on the dynamic, ecological theory of motor learning, focused on the development of motor literacy and general work-related physical abilities of young people with intellectual disabilities, can contribute to the structured and methodical development of respective integrated programmes that would help systematically increase the physical readiness of young people with intellectual disabilities for work activity.
The benefits of the developed and practically tested integrated programme of the development of work-related physical abilities, psychomotor responses and executive function are evaluated not only for the young people participating in the study, but also for vocational school teachers as this type of research and the development of practically tested programs provide an opportunity to convey methodological recommendations.

Dissertation Defense Council:

Chairman – prof. habil. dr. Vytautas Gudonis (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
doc. dr. Irina Klizienė (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. dr. Velta Lubkina (Rēzekne Academy of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. dr. Diana Rėklaitienė (Lithuanian Sports University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007),
prof. habil. dr. Vilija Targamadzė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007).

The 6th Educational Forum  ”Inclusion for All: Universal Design for Learning as a Path to Educational Success” took place on the 27 th of May in 2021. Attended over 150 participants.

Forum record you can view on Youtube platform:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAr35S2AS1g.

The welcome speech was given by dr. Jurgita Šiugždinienė (Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), prof. habil. dr. Juozas Augutis (Rector of Vytautas Magnus University, Real  member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences). The announcement based on international research “Improving Inclusive Education Through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL)” were presented by researchers from Lihuania, Austria, Findland, Poland. Prof. dr. Alvyra Galkienė read an announcement – Transformational Education and Research-Based UDM Application Model (Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education (Lithuania)), prof. dr. Ona Monkevičienė The Result of UDM Application – Every Lithuanian Student as a Motivated Learning Expert Creating Deep Knowledge (Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education, (Lithuania)), doc. dr. Suvi Lakkala – Teaching for Diversity with UDL: Analysing Teacher Competence (University of Lapland (Finland)), prof. habil. dr. Jolanta Baran -Transformation of Routine Education Using UDM: The Polish Context (Krakow Pedagogical University (Poland)), doc. dr. Michelle Proyer- Reinterpreting Inclusive Education Practices in the Context of UDL: The Case of Austria (University of Vienna (Austria)). In the discussion participated Vitalija Bujanauskienė (Director of Utena Education Center, Chairwoman of the General Education Council), Lina Garbenčiūtė (Project Manager of the Lithuanian Disability Organizations Forum), Kęstutis Vaišnora (President of the Lithuanian Deaf Society), Edita Žiobienė (Controller for the Protection of the Rights of the Child of the Republic of Lithuania). The closing speech was given by prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association), prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Science, Studies and Technology Department of the Ministry of Education and Science).The forum was moderated by Gražina Šeibokienė (Head of the Education Assistance Division of the General Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), doc. dr. Darius Gerulaitis (Associate Professor of the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association). International research presented during the forum and the translation of the forum from English into Lithuanian was funded by the Erasmus + project ”Preconditions of Transformation of Education Process in Different Educational Contexts by Applying Inclusive Education Strategies”, Nr. 2018-1-LT01-KA201-046957. The translation of the forum into Lithuanian Sign Language was organized by the Lithuanian Sign Language Translation Center. 

Dear Colleagues,

 

VMU Doctoral Student Club invites doctoral students and lecturers to participate in 4th VMU Summer School for doctoral students, which will be held on July, 19 – 23, 2021 at Vytautas Magnus university (Kaunas, V. Putvinskio st. 23, 103 aud.).

You will gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills to present your scientific ideas in public, learn how to prepare your report, present material in a structured way, learn about various presentation tools that will be very helpful in speaking in public or defending your dissertation. You will receive 2 ECTS certificate proving your academic progress in the field of scientific presentation.

Language of instruction: Lithuanian.

More information and the program can be found on the website: https://dvm.vdu.lt/

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2019 – 2021 (two years) Discourse analysis trainings were held, led by prof. dr. Deivydas Bloom (Ohio University, USA) Liudmila Rupšienė (Klaipeda University, Lithuania) and prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Klaipeda University, Lithuania). The training was attended by the academic community from various Lithuanian universities. The participants of the training could listen to prof. dr. David Bloom (Ohio University, USA) lectures, in real and virtual format, and  to learn  from one of the best discourse analysis expert. The training took place in a contact way, but due to the COVID-19 situation, it  moved to a virtual platform. Training took place 2 times a month. During the training, David Bloom’s lectures were discussed, and discourse articles were read, analyzed and written. The participants enjoyed the training, which was  interesting and practical.

We invite LETA members to events on the 19-20 May  for the preparation and implementation of Gender Equality Plans in universities.

More about the events:https://www.vdu.lt/lt/virtualiuose-renginiuose-apie-lyciu-lygybes-planu-igyvendinima/

From 2022, Gender Equality Plans are mandatory for institutions seeking to participate in Horizon projects.

We invite you to take part in these events for research and higher education policy.