A reminder about the upcoming Educational Forum. We invite you to attend. 

We invite to participate in this forum representatives of educational sciences, researchers, doctoral students, school leaders, representatives of education and training institutions implementing all levels of education, representatives of higher education institutions, representatives of non-formal education, representatives municipal education departments and regional teacher education centers, representatives educational trade unions, non-governmental organizations, and all  who interesting in changes in education policy and education, quality issues in educational research and educational practice. 

About Keynote speaker. 

 Natalija  Mažeikienė is professor of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vytautas Magnus University, Doctor of Social Sciences (Education). Manager and participant in many international and national research and educational projects. Develops an interdisciplinary approach, integrating the acquired education in philosophy and educology. He is currently leading the EDUATOM project and is the institutional coordinator of the H2020 project SPEAR at Vytautas Magnus University. An expert in innovative teaching / learning methods, he has been researching and implementing a service learning strategy for more than 20 years.

Other areas of research and international projects are intercultural education and gender studies. Teaches philosophy of education, social and political theory, methodology of qualitative research in educational sciences, social work, communication programs. Participates in doctoral programs in several fields – education, sociology and communication sciences. Participates in H2020, COST, Erasmus + program projects. Editor of Peter Lang International Publishing’s series New Approaches in Educational and Social Sciences / Neue Denkansätze in den Bildungs- und Sozialwissenschaften. Author of more than 100 scientific publications.

The EDUATOM project “Didactic Technologies for the Development of Nuclear Educational Tourism in the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) Region” (EDUATOM) aims to research and implement innovative strategies for developing educational tourism and strengthening the links between non-formal and informal learning in Lithuania. Researchers of Vytautas Magnus University implementing this Smart Specialization Program project are developing a virtual route for nuclear tourism in the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant region. The EDUATOM project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (project No. 01.2.2-LMT-K-718-01-0084) under a grant agreement with the Lithuanian Science Council (LMTLT). More about the project: https://eduatom.eu

Date 26th May, 2022
Time 3.00-5.00
Connecting links https://zoom.us/j/82685018562?pwd=eFhSTC9JSHUyWDhrRTFHYVVZcTBpUT09 ( live broadcast)
Moderators assoc. prof.  Ilona Tandzegolskienė, Vice-Chancellor of the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University
doctoral student Irena Raudienė, Head of the Basic and Secondary Education Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania
Forum program
Introduction prof. dr. Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienė, Professor of Vilnius University Business School, Chairof the Lithuanian Education Council
Keynote Theme  “Creating a Link Between Formal and Non-formal Education: a New Conceptualization of the Place of Learning”
prof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė, Professor of the Department of Social Work, Vytautas Magnus University, Research Manager of the EDUATOM project

Discussion participants:

dr. Arvydas Girdzijauskas, director of Klaipėda Vydūnas gymnasium
Snieguolė Kavoliūnienė, Vilnius Education Progress Center EDU VILNIUS project manager “Vilnius – Open School” (Bloomberg)
doctoral student  Genovaitė Kynė, geography teacher expert, president of the Lithuanian Society of Geographers
dr. Nijolė Putrienė, Head of the Teachers’ Activity Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania
Tomas Pūtys, Head of the Non-formal Education Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania

Conclusions 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 of Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.
Contact  information e-mail : [email protected], tel. 8 686 39 529;
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