LERA 2024 Conference “Education Uncertainty and Communication Challenges: the Intersection of Past and Future”

We are kindly invite education practitioners, education researchers, masters students, doctoral students, university lecturers, education and social policy makers, representatives of scientific associations and non-governmental organisations, and all those who are interested in educational research to participate in the 8th Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA) conference “Education Uncertainty and Communication Challenges: The Intersection of Past and Future”,   which will be held on 17 and 18 October 2024 and  will take place at the Faculty of Creative Industries of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University ( 1 Trakų  St, 01132 Vilnius).

The variety and abundance of technologies and communication channels raises many questions for education: what and how to teach? How much technology should be included in the educational process? How to engage learners? how to prepare children and young people for the future? how to develop personality? how to communicate? These and similar questions will be addressed during the LERA 2024 conference. The conference will also explore the phenomenon of educational uncertainty and the challenges of communication at the intersection of past and future.
The first day of the conference (17 October) is dedicated to plenary presentations, scientific debates and other general activities. The proceedings will take place at the Faculty of Creative Industries of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (1 Trakų  St., 01132 Vilnius). The second day of the conference (18 October) will be dedicated to breakout sessions. The breakout sessions are planned in two sessions of 1.5 hours each, with oral and poster presentations and discussions. Filming and photography will be available during the event. The deadline for registering for the conference with a paper and, if necessary, adjusting the title of the paper is 30 September 2024. For participants without a presentation, the deadline for registration is 14 October 2024.
Preliminary conference programme: here
Registration link: here

 Congratulations to  prof. dr. Rita Aleknaitė-Bieliauskienė, member of LERA, Chair of the Education Researchers Emeritus Network, on receiving the Lithuanian Composers’ Union Award for her attention to the personalities of Lithuanian culture and the diversity of music documentaries. We wish all the best in creativity, inexhaustible ideas and good health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 LERA  team

15 Lithuanian PhD students and researchers, together with colleagues from Latvia and Estonia, are participating in the European Educational Research Association (EERA) seminar on academic writing at the University of Latvia, Riga. The seminar is led by professor Stephen McKinney from the University of Glasgow and Dr Céline Healy from the University of Meinut. The seminar takes place in the new complex of the University of Latvia – a very modern and impressive architectural complex. The workshop teaches how to create a personal publication plan, how to understand and take into account the requirements of different journals, how to structure an article, how to take into account the comments of reviewers, etc. New publication trends are discussed (e.g. rejection of publications that use qualitative content analysis without explaining the type of content, publications on educational content, educational leadership, inclusive education, etc. must be based on the latest policy documents and research, as these are the fastest changing and most likely to be outdated topics). New professional friendships and partnerships are forgeding during the workshop.

 

On  the 23th of May, in 2024, the Education Forum “Problematic or Dialogical? STEAM Education in Relation to the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts” was held.

In the Forum  was considered the following issues:

What is STEAM education and what are its main objectives?
What is the current situation of STEAM education in Lithuania?
What models of STEAM education do we have and how do they work? What are the challenges?
What is the value of humanities, social sciences and arts in STEAM education?
What is the relationship between these strands in current educational practice?
What are the possible futures for education and the role of STEAM education?

During the education forum, the announcememt “Lithuanian STEAM Phenomenon: a Popular Challenge of Uncertainty” was presented by dr. Paulius L. Tamošiūnas (Head of VU Methodological STEAM Education Center). prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipėda University) gave a presentation, “When Science Meets Art: the Interaction of Science and Arts in STEAM Education“. Dr. Simonas Šabanovas (Advisor of the Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports) provided detailed insights on STEAM on a Lithuanian scale. Dr. Jogaila Vaitekaitis (VU Institute of Educational Sciences) and  Asta Malčiauskienė (Panevėžys Education Center,  principle) also participated in the discussion. The forum was moderated by prof. Dr. Lilija Duoblienė (Vilnius University). You can view the entire forum recording on LERA’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/qep9NxhAdLs

XXIII EDUCATION FORUM

EDUCATION FOR LITHUANIA – RESEARCH-BASED EDUCATION

TOWARDS RESEARCH-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Theme

“Problematic or Dialogical? STEAM Education in Relation to Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts”

We are kindly remind you that on Thursday 23 May 2024 from 3.00 p.m to 5.00 p.m. the Educational Forum “Problematic or Dialogical? STEAM Education in Relation to the humanities, Social Sciences and Arts”will be held. 

We are kindly  invite education practitioners, education and education researchers, masters students, doctoral students, university lecturers, education and social policy makers, representatives of scientific associations and NGOs, and all those who are interested in the implications of education research for educational practice.

The Forum will address the following questions:

What is STEAM education and what are its main objectives?
What is the current situation of STEAM education in Lithuania? What models of STEAM education do we have and how do they work? What are the challenges?
What is the value of humanities, social sciences and arts in STEAM education?
What is the relationship between these strands in current educational practice?
What are the possible futures for education and the role of STEAM education?

Date 23 May 2024 (Thursday)
Time 3.00–5.00 p.m.
Translation

Zoom:  https://liedm.zoom.us/j/91028469402

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@LETALT/streams

Moderators Prof. dr. Lilija Duoblienė, Vilnius University
Key-note speakers

Dr. Paulius L. Tamošiūnas, Head of the VU Methodical STEAM Education Centre.

Prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipėda University

Panelists

Dr Simonas Šabanovas, Adviser to the Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

Dr. Jogaila Vaitekaitis, Institute of Educational Sciences, Vilnius University.

Asta Malčiauskienė, Head of Panevėžys Education Centre.

XXXIII Education Forum Scientific and Organising Committee 
Assoc. prof. Sandra Kairė, Vice President of LERA

Prof. dr. Lilija Duoblienė, Member of the LERA Board
Dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė, LERA president

Contact information:

Associate prof. dr. Sandra Kairė, [email protected]

Congratulations to the new PhD Irmantas Adomaitis on the successful defence of his PhD thesis: The Effect of Educational Interaction on Cognitive, Social, and Digital Skills through Problem-Based Learning in Virtual Learning Environments (Education Sciences (S 007)) (supervisors – 2019-2021 doc. dr. Elena Trapulė, 2022-2023 prof. dr. Aušra Rutkienė, scientific advisor-prof. Erno Lehtinen) and ontaining a doctor’s degree of Social Sciences in the field of Education.

The dissertation is available at:
Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian National M. Mažvydas Library.

The dissertation is available at:  11 Studentų St., Akademy, Kaunas  district.

The short annotation  of the dissertation is presented bellow. 

Learning based on active educational interaction can be considered as a distinctive model of teaching(s) for developing students’ cognitive and social skills and for achieving deep and meaningful learning, both in face-to-face and in virtual learning environments (VLEs). In the last decade, research on educational interactions in VLEs has focused on cognitive or social skills, as well as on the variety of digital tools and their application in VLEs. However, more in-depth studies focusing on the application of educational strategies or models in VLEs are scarce in the articles analysed between 2010 and 2023, and the field of research is not professional VLEs, but rather environments that are mostly limited to communication and collaboration in social networks. In other words, there is a lack of knowledge about the forms of educational interaction and their impact on students’ skills in learning VLEs.
The aim of the study is to reveal how educational interactions affect the development of students’ social, cognitive and digital skills in a virtual learning environment through problem-based learning in physics lessons.
The main ideas of social constructivism and connectivism are used to reveal the impact of educational interaction on students’ cognitive, social and digital skills in a problem-based learning VLE. The study opted for a sequential explanatory mixed-approach research design. A quantitative approach is used to assess students’ social, cognitive and digital skills before and after the study. The qualitative approach was chosen to find out what kind of educational interactions encourage students to engage in active interaction in the VLE, what kind of tasks or problem situations presented encourage students to engage in active interaction, and what kind of educational interactions are typical for students in solving the problems presented in the VLE. The participants in the dissertation activity study were pupils (n = 41) from grammar school classes I-II.
The results revealed that educational interaction in problem-based learning strategies in VLEs has not been a priority area of research in the last decade. The educational content in VLEs, based on social constructivism and connectivism, is shaping a new approach to teaching and learning, with educational interaction as its axis, which requires a ‘social presence’ in the implementation of cognitive activities in VLEs. The combination of educational interaction and problem-based learning strategies in the VLE is one of the key elements to unleash students’ thinking, to stimulate cognition and the willingness to learn together, to increase students’ motivation and to improve students’ academic performance. The evaluation suggests that the educational interaction of the problem-based learning strategy in the VLE has a positive and statistically significant impact on the development of students’ cognitive, social and digital skills.

Dissertation Defense Council:

Chairperson – prof. dr. Airina Volungevičienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University.
Prof. dr. Nijolė Burkšaitienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vilnius University,
Prof. dr. Valdonė Indrašienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Mykolas Romeris University,
Assoc. prof. dr. Lina Miltenienė, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University,
Prof. dr. Marijaana Veemans, Social Sciences, Education S 007, University of Turku, Finland.

The International Summer School for Qualitative Research 2024 will take place at Vytautas Magnus University from 26-28 June 2024, via online. 

This year we are celebrating sixth year anniversary of​​the Annual International Summer School on Qualitative Research 2024 at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. This scientific event, like every year, is the result of cooperation with the School of Social Research.

Every year we receive participants from Europe, Asia, America, Australia. Internationality and scientific expertise are part of the reputation of our summer school.

We have a very strong tradition – we invite scientists with an exceptionally high scientific international reputation , who have many years of expertise in working with a specific qualitative research methodology. Our summer school has also other specifics – the material is never repeated and it is not focused on the basic level. Therefore, we invite applied researchers, scientists and doctoral students to learn together and co-create through their learning.

Being together and having different levels of understanding and skills in a specific methodology, the participants have the opportunity to exchange their experiences, discuss, and make intellectual decisions. There is always a direct opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from a specific scientist.

This year there will be three full days of intensive learning. On the first day, experts in qualitative research methodology will give lectures, and on the second and third days, there will be half-day seminars dedicated specifically to qualitative research methodology, where you will acquire knowledge and intellectual skills that textbooks do not emphasize.

This year, a novelty awaits you – we are starting the path of learning phenomenology methodology. This is the first year that this methodology will be incorporated into the summer school program. We are particularly proud of that.

This year, four scientists will share their experiences with you:

Grounded theory – Professor PhD Antony Bryant from Leeds Becket University, UK / Educational Research Institute, Vytatutas Magnus University, Lithuania

Phenomenography  Senior fellow, PhD Sanela Lazarevski from Leeds Becket University, UK

Ethnography  Senior Lecturer & Senior Researcher, PhD Laura Purdy from Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, UK / Educational Research Institute, Vytatutas Magnus University, Lithuania

Methodological directions of writing qualitative research-based manuscripts  Professor & Head Researcher, PhD Vilma Zydziunaite from Educational Research Institute, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania / University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

The summer school will be held in a format convenient for you – online. It means that you will reach us from at least one physical and geographical location where there is an Internet connection.

Please note and book important dates: 26-28 June 2024 for International Summer school on qualitative research at VMU.

Let’s meet soon.

https://gtsummerschool.vdu.lt

Registration

https://svietimas.vdu.lt/tarptautine-vasaros-mokykla/

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LieDM Consortium Conference “25 Years of the Distance Learning Network: Achievements, Challenges and Visions”.

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the impressive conference “25 years of the Distance Learning Network: Achievements, Challenges and Visions”, organised by the LieDM Consortium, which will take place on 16 May 2024 from 9:00 to 18:00 (KTU Santakos valley,  59 K. Baršausko St., Kaunas). This conference promises to be not only memorable but also extremely interesting.

We will have:

Expert discussions and presentations on advances in information systems and artificial intelligence.
An incredible concert that will be performed not only in the Santaka Valley, but also in several other parts of the country at the same time, creating a unique sense of space and music.
The unforgettable charisma and energy of the conference host Sakalas Uždavinys, who will draw you into the conference events with a smile and a touch of humour.
The debate will be moderated by the extremely interesting Ainius Lašas, who will invite you to share your insights and thoughts on our future – is artificial intelligence a friend or foe?
And that’s not all! During the breaks, there will be interactive stands in the foyer:

The VILIUSTECH car simulator will allow you to test your driving skills in virtual reality.
At the LMTA music stand, you will be able to test your hearing and musical talent.
The LUSH medical stand will give you the chance to learn life-saving procedures.
The Lithuanian University of Sport will invite you to ride a bicycle and discover the benefits of sport and health.

The event will be rounded off with a saxophone concert and a buffet where you can get to know the participants better and continue the discussion.

Registration form

Conference programme here

Information from the Lithuanian Distance Learning Network LiedDM

Early Childhood Education Abroad: Experiences from the Netherlands and Ireland

Representatives of the kindergarten and pre-school network assoc. prof Sergejus Neifachas and lect. Nadia Venskuvienė participated in internships abroad. Assoc. prof. Sergejus Neifachas completed an internship at the University of Dublin, Ireland, and lect. Nadia Venskūnienė at Ultrect University, Holland. Both interns share their insights about educational practices in foreign countries, the peculiarities of preschool education teacher training, the specifics of preschool education and the possibilities of applying the acquired experience in the context of Lithuania.

You can find out more about their experiences visiting the preschool education subsite: https://lera.lt/iu/tinklo-nariu-patirtys-svetur/

Congratulations to the new PhD Agnė Daučianskaitė-Kubilevičienė on successfully defending her doctoral dissertation.

Congratulations to the new PhD Agnė Daučianskaitė-Kubilevičienė on the successful defence of her doctoral dissertation “Educator’s Leadership in the Educational Interaction with the Learner in the Development of Performers” (Education Sciences (S 007), supervisor – prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Education, S 007) and on the completion of her PhD degree in the field of Educational Sciences.

The dissertation is available at:
Vytautas Magnus University and Lithuanian National M. Mažvydas Library
The dissertation is available at:  11 Studentų St., Academy,  Kaunas district.

A brief annotation is presented below:

This study aims to illustrate and reveal the path of training a professional musician from music school to university, based on the concept of leadership in the educational process between the teacher and the learner. This dissertation research will also contribute to the development of scientific resources on professional music education at national and international level. The dissertation consists of four parts. The theoretical part analyses the general picture of artist education: it discusses the national and international context, describes the documents regulating the training of music performers, reveals the links between leadership and music education, describes the educational interaction between the teacher and the learner, and discusses the process of becoming a professional music performer. The methodology section of the research presents a hybrid methodology (bricolage), including thematic analysis and phenomenography. The philosophical paradigm of the two methodologies integrated in this thesis is identical. The philosophical basis of thematic analysis is descriptive phenomenology, which focuses on the lived experiences of the research participants (teachers, lecturers) that reveal their lived professional world (Sundler et al., 2019). The philosophical stance of phenomenography is also descriptive (interpretive) phenomenology (Marton, 1986). The methodology section of the research also introduces the sample of the empirical study, data collection, the research instrument, the methods of analysis, and informs about how research ethics were followed. The empirical part of the thesis discusses the results obtained in the study. The discussion part analyses the results of the study based on a hybrid methodology design that integrates thematic analysis and phenomenography with theoretical considerations. The thesis concludes with conclusions, recommendations and a list of references.

Dissertation Defence Council:

Chairperson – prof. dr. Asta Rauduvaitė, social sciences, education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University.
Prof. dr. Remigijus Bubnys, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vilnius University, Šiauliai Academy;
Prof. dr. Vidmantas Tūtlys, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Vytautas Magnus University;
prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė, social sciences, education S 007, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Klaipėda University;
dr. Laura Purdy, Social Sciences, Education S 007, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.

Education Forum “Research-Based Educational Practice in Lithuania: a Reality or a Dream?” was held.

On the 26th of March in 2024, the Education Forum “Research-Based Educational Practice in Lithuania: A Reality or a Dream?” was held. This Education Forum was dedicated to the relationship between research and practice. This time, educational theories and research were approached from the perspective of practitioners. What is the basis of educational practice in Lithuanian schools? What research-based models of education do we have? How do we work where we do not have a clear theoretical framework? When do practitioners look for researchers and researchers for practitioners? How do practitioners become researchers? How does practice change after becoming a researcher? What does it mean to be “pracademic?”. How to facilitate the translation of educational theories and research into practice?

These issues were discussed by dr. Loreta Žydelienė (historian, lecturer, researcher); Virgilijus Pupeikis (Director of the Children’s Art Studio “Diemedis” progimnasium, primary school teacher); dr. Gražina Šmitienė (chemistry teacher, associate professor at the KU Department of Pedagogy); Simona Miškinienė (deputy headmaster of Šiauliai Dubysa Aukštupio School); Vitalija Bujanauskienė (Head of the Utena Education Centre); dr. Natalija Kaunickienė (Head of Šiauliai Salduvės progimnasium); dr. Arvydas Girdzijauskas (Head of Klaipėda Vydūnas Gymnasium); prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education and Science of ŠMSM). The forum was moderated by dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (President of LETA) and assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Penkauskienė (Member of the LERA Board, Head of the Research Methodology Network). The full recording of the forum can be viewed on LERA’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFksJpDsFLs

We are kindly remind you that the Education Forum “Research-Based Education Practice in Lithuania: a Reality or a Dream?” will take place on 26-03-2024 (Tuesday) 3,00 p.m.–5.00 p.m.

XXXII EDUCATION FORUM

EDUCATION FOR LITHUANIA – RESEARCH-BASED EDUCATION

TOWARDS RESEARCH-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Topic

“Research-Based Educational Practice in Lithuania: Reality or Dream?”

We are  kindly invite education practitioners, education and training researchers, masters students, doctoral students, university lecturers, education and social policy makers, representatives of scientific associations and NGOs, and all those who are interested in the implications of education research for educational practice.

The XXXII Education Forum is devoted to discussing the links between research and practice. This time we will look at educational theories and research from the perspective of practitioners and discuss with practitioners what underpins educational practice in Lithuanian schools, what positive and negative examples we have, and what we need to do in order to make educational innovations have a clearer theoretical outlook.

The Forum will address the following questions. What are the research-based models of education? How do we work where we do not have a clear theoretical framework? When do practitioners look for researchers and researchers for practitioners? How do practitioners become researchers? How does practice change after becoming a researcher? What does it mean to be “pracademic”? How to facilitate the translation of educational theories and research into practice?

Date 26 March 2024 (Tuesday)
Time 3.00 p.m –5.00 p.m.
Broadcasting

Zoom: https://liedm.zoom.us/j/97929695483?pwd=dkx3Uk0wdFY1RmxFQjJuNG03Qm9TQT09

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@LETALT/streams

Moderators dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė
doc. dr. Daiva Penkauskienė
Panelists

dr. Loreta Žydelienė, historian, lecturer, researcher
Virgilijus Pupeikis, Director of the Children’s Art Studio “Diemedis” Pro-Gymnasium, primary school teacher
dr. Gražina Šmitienė, chemistry teacher, associate professor, Department of Pedagogy, KU
Simona Miškinienė, Deputy Head of Education at Dubysa Aukštupis School of Siauliai district. 
Vitalija Bujanauskienė, Head of Utena Education Centre
dr. Natalija Kaunickienė, Head of Salduvės progymnasium in Šiauliai
dr. Arvydas Girdzijauskas, Head of Klaipėda Vydūnas Gymnasium
Prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė,  Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Sport, Department of Studies, Science and Technology

Scientific and Organising Committee of the XXXII Education Forum

dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė, LERA President

assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Penkauskienė, Member of the Board of LERA, Head of Research Methodology Network

Prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė, Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Sport, Department of Studies, Science and Technology

Contact information:

[email protected], tel. +370 655 81519

Dear all,

Lets  treasure each day and lets keep the freedom we have won, let us walk firmly and unitedly on the path of a free Lithuania!

Happy 11th of March!

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Spring 2024 “Methodological Snacks”.

 

We are kindly invite youto attend the Spring 2024 “Methodological Snacks” seminars.

The Institute of Educational Research (Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University) is continuing its activities to develop competences in research methodology and to contribute to the quality of the research it carries out through a series of seminars on research methodology – the “Methodological Snacks”.

What a strange name, you might think:). Well, the metaphor ” snacks” was chosen not by chance. It is associated with a typical image, multi-layeredness, optimal time for eating and satiety.

The “Methodological Snacks” proposed by the Educational Research Institute are:

Multilayered – the workshops are versatile, as they are oriented towards diverse audiences, inviting participants from the social sciences, humanities, health sciences, and arts, who are empirically researching various phenomena;

Optimal timing – the seminars are short, with a duration of four astronomical hours per seminar;

High quality – the workshop facilitators are subject matter experts (scientists, PhD students) with international and national experience;

Innovative – the topics of the seminars are novelties related to practical methodological steps in empirical research;

Value for money – seminar leaders share their intellectual assets, which are valued with sensitivity to the multi-layered nature of the audience.

Seminars will be held in Lithuanian.

Here you will find a list of the “Methodological Snacks” with presenters, titles, dates, description of the content of the workshop, price and registration for each workshop.

List of Spring 2024 Methodological Snacks

We invite you to actively register!

Important!

Registration is done for each workshop separately.

Participants will receive a formal certificate with a formal value of 0.15 ECTS, attesting their professional development and/or training in research methodology (Masters, PhD students).

The person is registered when the registration fee is paid.

After making the transfer, please send a copy of the payment to [email protected].

Requisites for payment:

Recipient.

Recipient’s account. No. LT917044060003105370

Payment purpose: “ETI Seminars 2024, name of seminar, date of seminar”

Communication contact: [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you on your learning journey!

Vytautas Magnus University
Information from the Educational Research Institute of Vytautas Magnus University

Congratulations to the New PhD Oksana Mačėnaitė on the Successful Defense of her Dissertation.

 

Congratulations to the new doctor Oksana Mačėnaitė on successfully defending her dissertation “Changes in Self-Esteem and Social Skills of Men Experiencing Exclusion” (Education Sciences (S-007)), scientific supervisor  –  prof. dr. Jūratė Požėrienė (Lithuanian University of Sport, Social Sciences, Educational Studies, S-007)), and  after obtaining the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences in Education Field.

The dissertation is available at Lithuanian University of Sport, 6 Sporto St, Kaunas.

A brief annotation of the dissertation is presented below:

 The thesis deals with themes related to male social exclusion. After the analysis of scientific literature sources and the lack of scientific research on the issues of social exclusion, self-esteem and social skills of men, a problematic question was raised – how do sports activities and social change group contribute to the increase of self-esteem and development of social skills of men experiencing social exclusion? The object of the study is the self-esteem and social skills of marginalised men. The aim of the study is to reveal the educational impact of a sports activity group and a social change group on the self-esteem and social skills of marginalised men. The objectives of the study: 1. To identify the factors that lead to men’s social exclusion, low self-esteem and lack of social skills; 2. To theoretically justify the model of development of social skills and self-esteem of excluded men, and to develop a programme of educational impact and monitoring based on it. 3. To identify and evaluate the impact of the sports activities, social skills and self-esteem development programme on the social skills and self-esteem of excluded men.

Dissertation Defence Council

Chairperson – prof. dr. Romualdas Malinauskas (Lithuanian University of Sport, Social Sciences, Education – S 007);
prof. dr. Brigita Janiūnaitė (Kaunas University of Technology, Social Sciences, Education – S 007);
prof. dr. Remigijus Bubnys (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education – S 007);
assoc. prof. Ilona Tilindienė (Lithuanian University of Sport, Social Sciences, Education – S 007);
prof. habil. dr. Bartosz Molik (Josef Piłsudski Academy of Physical Education, Biala Podlaska Branch, Warsaw, Social Sciences, Sociology – S 005).

The Education Forum “Ethical Publication of Research Results – Mission (Impossible)” was held.

On the 22nd of February, 2024 the XXXI Education Forum “Ethical Publication of Research Results – Mission (Im)possible?” was held. The keynote speech “The Researcher as Author and Reviewer: What do you Need to Know?”  was given by dr. Loreta Tauginienė (Vice President of the European Network of Scientific Integrity Services, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics).  The discussion was attended by assoc. prof. Vaida Jurgilė (Associate Professor, Vytautas Magnus University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Pedagogika); assoc. prof. Irena Stonkuvienė (Associate Professor, Vilnius University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia); assoc. prof. Irena Žemaitytė (Associate Professor, Mykolas Romeris University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Social Welfare Research);  PhD student Jurgita Virbalė (University of Ioannina, Greece; SMK Graduate School). The forum was moderated by prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (Vice-President of LERA) and dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (President of LERA).

The full recording of the forum is available at LERA YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/iwbSKDp1daQ

For technical work on the LERA website.

We would like to inform you that from  22.02.2024  00 p.m. until  25.02.2024  00 p.m. technical work will be carried out on the LERA website.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

LERA Team

XXXI Educational Forum “Ethical Publication of Research Results – Mission (Im)possible?”.

 We are kindly remind you, that the XXXI Educational Forum “Ethical Publication of Research Results – Mission (Im)Possible?” will take place tommorow, 22 February, from 3.00–5.00 p.m. 
Do you know how to ethically cite Chat GPT articles and other publications? Is it possible to publish the text of a dissertation in parts in articles? Is it compulsory to acknowledge the dissertation supervisor as a co-author of articles written from the dissertation material? Is it ethical to publish articles only in foreign languages? These and similar questions will be discussed at the XXXI Education Forum, which will take place on 22 February, 3.00 -5.00 p.m. 1 via distance learning.
The keynote speech will be given by dr. Loreta Tauginienė (Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity Expert, Vice President of the European Network of Scientific Integrity Services, Member of the Advisory Board of the French Scientific Integrity Service. Ethics Management Expert (Expert/Consultant to the European Commission, Council of Europe, Member of Advisory Boards of international projects). The discussion will be attended by the editors-in-chief of three scientific journals: assoc. prof. Vaida Jurgilė (associate professor of Vytautas Magnus University, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Pedagogika”), assoc. prof. Irena Stonkuvienė (associate professor of Vilnius University, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia”), prof. dr. Irena Žemaitaitytė (professor of Mykolas Romeris University, editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Social Welfare Studies”). Jurgita Virbalė (representative of the Doctoral Students’ Network, PhD student) will also participate in the forum as the “voice of doctoral students”, who will voice the questions collected from LETA doctoral students. The forum will be moderated by prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė and dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė.

We  are kindly invite education and training researchers, postgraduates, doctoral students, university lecturers, education and social policy makers, representatives of scientific associations and NGOs, and all those who are interested in publishing the results of their research to participate.

Dr. Loreta Tauginienė/Photo by Kęstutis Vanagas

About Key-note speaker

Dr. Loreta TAUGINIENĖ. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Academic Ethics. Research Supervisor in the PhD programme “School, Education, Society, and Culture” at the University of Helsinki (Finland). Co-author(s) and co-publisher(s) of about 40 research papers. Research interests: research ethics, scientific integrity, citizen science, university social responsibility.

Vice President of the European Network of Scientific Integrity Services. Member of the Advisory Board of the French Office of Scientific Integrity. Expert in ethics management (e.g. expert/consultant to the European Commission, Council of Europe, member of advisory boards of international projects).

L. Tauginiene’s dissertation “Social Responsibility in the Management of University Research Activities” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Nijolė Vasiljevienė), defended in 2013 at Mykolas Romeris University, was awarded by the Baltic University Programme as one of the best in the field of Sustainable Development (honorary recognition).

Date 22-02-2024
Time 3.00p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Broadcasting Zoom:https://liedm.zoom.us/j/97527788336?pwd=WnlQT0V4YjgwU3dCdms5V0lrWHVrZz09
YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/@LETALT/streams
Moderators:

Dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė, President of LERA
Prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, Vice-president of LERA

Key-note The Researcher as Author and Reviewer: What do you Need to Know?
Dr. Loreta Tauginienė, Vice President of the European Network of Scientific Integrity Services, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics
Discussion associate professor Vaida Jurgilė (PhD, Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Pedagogika”);
assoc. prof. dr. Irena Stonkuvienė ( Associate Professor, Vilnius University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia”);
prof. dr. Irena Žemaitaitytė ( Professor at Mykolas Romeris University, Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal “Social Welfare Research”);
PhD. Jurgita Virbalė (University of Ioannina, Greece; SMK Graduate School).
Conclusion prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė

Scientific and Organising Committee of the XXXI Education Forum

Head – prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė

Members:

assoc. dr. Vaida Jurgilė,
assoc. prof. dr. Irena Stonkuvienė,
dr. Loreta Tauginienė.

Contact information:

[email protected], tel. +370 686 39 529

Dialogue Lab 2024. The Prestige of the Teaching Profession 2025: Are We Getting Closer or Further Away?

We are kindly invite to  register and mark 27 March 2024 in your calendars. On that day, for the third time in Lithuania, the Dialogue Lab 2024: The Prestige of the Teaching Profession 2025: Are We Moving Closer or Further Away?” will take place in a unique format on education policy and practice.

We bring together education practitioners (teachers, educators), education administrators (school leaders), education policy makers, academics, doctoral students and researchers for a dialogue.

The Dialogue Lab provides an opportunity to collaborate, share knowledge, raise uncomfortable questions and generate futuristic ideas. This event format creates a sense of community, energy and authorship of new thinking and identity that emerges from the discussions and contributes to the process of shaping, embedding, sustained interest and co-creation of advanced practices.

The Dialogue Lab is not a meeting with presentations only “up front”, with participants sitting passively in chairs. It is not a consultation on the documents produced, proposing amendments. The format of this year’s Dialogue Lab 2024 will surprise participants – the pace, the exchange of ideas, the generation of evidence, the modelling of good practice – such exciting collaborative and know-how-based work awaits in the activity and adoption sessions.

The Dialogue Lab is an opportunity for practitioners, administrators, policy makers and researchers to create dialogue and polylogue through the sharing of best practice evidence-based experiences and practice-based design.

From a broader perspective, the Dialogue Lab opens up a broader discussion on how the concerns under discussion can be understood and addressed in research design, education policy and practice.

REGISTRATION

https://forms.office.com/e/8LaJTy1QRX

Event programme:

Dialogue_Laboratory_2024_programme

The event is organised by the Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University.

Information from the Institute of Educational Research, Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education.

For more information: https://svietimas.vdu.lt/renginiai/svietimo-renginys-dialogo-laboratorija-2024-mokytojo-profesijos-prestizas-2025-artejame-ar-tolstame/