On 22th of December in this year, the 20th Education Forum “Reality of Education Revealed and Practical Solutions for the Future” was held to present the doctoral dissertations and postdoctoral researches in the field of education that completed in 2022. Introduction was presented by prof. dr. Romualdas Malinauskas (Chair of the Joint Doctoral Committee in Education of Lithuanian Sport, Kaunas University of Technology and Vilnius University), prof. dr. Valdonė Indrašienė (Vice-Chair of the Joint Doctoral Committee in Education of Mykolas Romeris, Vilnius University and Klaipėda University), and prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė (Chair of the Doctoral Committee in Education of Vytautas Magnus University).
Doctoral students and researchers who participated in the postdoctoral fellowship together with their supervisors shared their scientific findings. Key- note speakers: dr. Aušra Kolbergytė “Self-Development of Managers in the Context of Organisational Change: Experiences of Transformative Education and Conscious Personal and Professional Growth” (supervisor: Dr. Valdonė Indrašienė, professor at Mykolas Romeris University), dr. Sandra Kairė “We are Rising Like the Ocean” (supervisor dr. Irena Stonkuvienė, associate professor at Vilnius University), dr.Julija Tuleikytė “Paulo Freire and Zygmunt Bauman: Education as (De)humanization” (supervisor Dr. Lilija Duoblienė, Professor at Vilnius University), dr. Simona Daniutė “The Relationship Between the Strategies Used for Coping with Phonological Disorders and Evidence-Based Speech Therapy Practice” (supervisor dr.Lina Miltenienė, associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University), dr.Ingrida Mereckaitė-Kušleikė “Development of Lithuanian Language and Other Subject Skills of Primary School Pupils by Applying Models of Integrated Education”(supervisor dr. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė, professor at Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Oksana Mockaitytė-Rastenienė “Learning system of mathematical reasoning of primary school pupils”(supervisor dr. Vitalija Grabauskienė, associate professor at Vilnius University), dr. Giedrė Sujetaitė-Volungevičienė “Formation of Children’s Early Emotional Regulation in Play Activities”(supervisor Dr. Milda Brėdikytė, associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Tetiana Ponomarenko “Life Experience of Teachers’ Professional Activity” (supervisor dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė, professor at Vytautas Magnus University), Rasa Kulevičienė “”Conscious Reflection on Learning”: a Constructivist Grounded Theory of Empowering Primary School Students to Reflect on Learning in Lithuanian Language Classes” (dissertation to be defended on 28 th of December in 2022) (supervisor dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, Professor at Klaipėda University), dr. Irma Liubertienė “Educational Factors for Children’s Well-being at School: the Voice of Teachers” (supervisor dr. Sergejus Neifachas, Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Vaiva Balčiūnienė “Students’ Body Image and Educational Possibilities of Its Correction” (supervisor dr. Rasa Jankauskienė, professor, Lithuanian University of Sports), dr. Birutė Vytytė “Liberté vs Securité and Autocratie: Grounded Theory on Stereotyping as a Challenge to Digital Game-Based Learning in Visual Arts” (supervisor dr. Ona Monkevičienė, professor at Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Rasa Mikalonytė “The Integral Effect of the Methodology of Games in a Reduced Court Area on the Training of Young Female Handball Players: the Orientation of the Physical and Technical Skills Towards Sporting Excellence” (supervisor dr. Rūtenis Paulauskas, professor at Vytautas Magnus University). The conclusion was presented by prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association) and prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Science). The forum was moderated by: dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (researcher at Klaipėda University), dr. Lina Bairašauskienė (lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University), dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė (professor at Mykolas Romeris University), dr. Auksė Petruškevičiūtė (associate professor at Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Irena Stonkuvienė (associate professor at Vilnius University), dr. Raimonda Brunevičiūtė (professor, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences), dr. Rita Petkevičienė (associate professor, Vilnius University), dr. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė (professor, Vytautas Magnus University), prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (President of the Lithuanian Association for Educational Research), prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Advisor, Department of Studies, Science and Technology, Ministry of Education). The full recording of the forum can be viewed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi81kIN6JSI