Congratulations to the new PhD Ingrida Mereckaitė on successfully defending her dissertation “Developing Lithuanian Language and Other Subjects Competences in Primary Education Using Integrated Education Models” (Educational Science (S 007), scientific supervisor prof. dr. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė)” and obtaining PhD degree of Social Sciences in the field of Education.
The dissertation is available at Vytautas Magnus University and Martynas Mažvydas National Library. The dissertation is available at 11 Studentų St. , Academy, Kaunas district.
The brief annotation is presented below.
The PhD thesis “Developing Lithuanian Language and Other Subjects Competences in Primary Education Using Integrated Education Models” brings together a visible shift in language education policy that emphasises multiculturalism in all educational contexts. Language skills are essential, foundational and often crucial to the success of further learning. For this reason, the importance of developing linguistic competence as a foundational skill is crucial in the primary grades, when every child develops the foundations of language learning in a variety of subjects. In the course of the activity study, it was found that knowledge is constructed in a fragmented or superficial way, where the child can repeat a word but does not understand its meaning or use it in a specific activity. In addition, the lack of verbal interaction prevents pupils from participating actively in educational activities. The research on integrated language education has identified the possibilities of adapting integration models to the authentic context and environment of the learners.
Dissertation Defense Council:
Chair– prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University
Assoc. prof.dr. Žydronė Kolevinskienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University
prof. dr. Daiva Malinauskienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vilnius University, Šiauliai Academy
Assoc. prof. dr. Aldona Mazolevskienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University
Prof. dr. Frederic Torterat, Social Sciences, Education S 007, University of Montpellier, France