The conference  final programme has been published. The deadline for participant registration for the conference has been extended until 12 th of October  without announcement (inclusive).


Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the University of Lithuania

The 6th Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) Conference organised by the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) and Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education

13 – 14 October 2022

We invite you to participate in the 6th Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) Conference “Educational Practice and Research in a Turbulent World” organised by the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) and the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University.

Technology-driven change has become a part of the world’s daily routine, but climate change, COVID, and military aggression in Europe have shown that the world has to cope with a multitude of simultaneous challenges and crisis situations. What must education be, how must it intersect with the lives of individuals, communities and organisations in order to help people, and especially the younger generation, to become individuals capable of living and working in a rapidly changing world? Human learning is more than cognitive or academic development. Learning is a complex phenomenon and goes hand in hand with social, emotional and psychological development and the formation of personal identity. Learners’ identities interact with a range of factors that include the context of the educational institution, racial, geographical, gender, socio-economic aspects, and different ways of knowing, communicating, valuing, thinking, speaking and writing. Teachers are an important focus of this theme, trying to answer how teachers develop a personal and professional identity that is shaped by their qualifications, experience, professional learning, school context and personal and professional goals. How should this younger generation be educated so that children and young people develop an identity based on values? What are the challenges for educators and the school to inspire such education? How to enable lifelong learning, so necessary for people in a turbulent world? Are Lithuanian universities developing individuals who take responsibility for the future of Lithuania? What are the challenges for educational researchers?

LERA 2022 conference programme:

LERA 2022  the first day

LERA 2022  the  second day_ final programme

LERA 2022  the  second day Emeritus Network

The conference will take place from 13 to 14 October 2022. The first day (13 October) will be held in a contact room at Vytautas Magnus University (7 Gimnazijos St., Kaunas, Great Hall -203), but video recordings will be made and uploaded to after the conference. The second day of the conference will be held remotely. The first day of the conference will consist of plenary invited  announcements  and the second day of the conference will consist of breakout sessions of oral and poster presentations.

You can register for the conference with a paper until 26th of September 2022 (extended until 1st of October) and for the conference without a paper until 5th of  October 2022 (extended until 12th of October) by following this link:


The Conference Fee:

LERA members:
for participation on the 1st day of the conference only – 30 euros
on the 2nd day of the conference only – 20 euros 
for both days of the conference – 50 euros
NOT members:
for attending the 1st day of the conference only – 40 euros
for the 2nd day of the conference only – 30 euros
for both days of the conference – 70 euros


Chair of the Committee President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) Prof. Dr. Liudmila Rupšienė
Vice-Chair of the Committee prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė
Committee members – LERA board members prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (Klaipėda University), prof. habil. dr. Palmira Jucevičienė (Kaunas University of Technology), prof. dr. Jolanta Urbanovič (Educational Research and Innovation Institute, Mykolas Romeris University), prof. dr. Arūnas Emeljanovas (Lithuanian University of Sport), doc. dr. Daiva Penkauskienė (Centre for Contemporary Didactics), prof. dr. Aušra Kazlauskienė (Šiauliai Academy of Vilnius University), doc. dr. Irena Stonkuvienė (Vilnius University), prof. dr. Lilija Duoblienė (Vilnius University), assoc. prof. r. Rita Makarskaitė-Petkevičienė (Vilnius University), prof. dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė (Mykolas Romeris University), prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Klaipėda University), prof. dr. Alvyra Galkienė (Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Auksė Petruškevičiūtė (Lithuanian Association of Social Educators, Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (Public Institution School Improvement Centre), PhD student Vaiva Juškienė (Vilnius College), prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. dr. Rita Aleknaitė-Bieliauskienė (Mykolas Romeris University), prof. dr. Raimonda Brunevičiūtė (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences), doc. dr. Vaiva Jucevičiūtė-Bartkeviciene (Vytautas Magnus University), prof. Dr. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė (Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Lina Bairašauskienė (Mykolas Romeris University), dr. Aelita Skarbalienė (Klaipėda University), dr. Milda Ratkevičienė (Klaipėda University, Kaunas University of Technology).
Members of the Scientific and Organising Committee of the Conference
Vytautas Magnus University researchers:  prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė, prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė, dr. Vaida Jurgilė, Lina Šedbarė, PhD student Jovita Matulaitienė. 

Committee Contacts


Prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė, e-mail: [email protected]
Prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė, e-mail: [email protected]
Lect. dr. Vaida Jurgilė, e-mail: [email protected]

Note: During the conference, photographs and videos will be taken and posted on LERA  website https;// and other LERA distribution channels. 

Details for payment

Recipient: Lithuanian Educational Research Association
Recipient’s account: LT44 7044 0600 0331 9616
AB SEB bank
Purpose of payment: for LERA 2022 conference –  for the 1st day
for  LERA 2022 conference – for the 2nd day
for LERA 2022 conference – for both days

If you need an invoice from LERA, contact Milda Ratkevičienė by e-mai:  [email protected]

Conference  Venue: 7 Gimnazijos Str., Kaunas, Great Hall-203,+Kaunas+44261/@54.8989113,23.8938629,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x46e7220ec63031a7:0x48d0dd0c99ea0bc6!8m2!3d54.8989113!4d23.8960569