On the 9th of January in 2023, on the basis of the XX Education Forum, the article “Educational Realities and Practical Solutions for Young Educationalists” was published in Education News. The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, together with the Lithuanian Educational Research Association, organised the 20th Education Forum “Educational Realities Revealed and Practical Solutions for the Future”. The event brought together education specialists, researchers, PhD students, representatives of general education and higher education institutions, education and science policy, analysts, and all those who are interested in current changes in education policy and education, and the quality of education research, to present doctoral theses and postdoctoral research in the field of education to be completed in 2022.


According to prof. dr. L. Rupšienė, 15 doctoral dissertations in education were defended in Lithuania in 2022. In this sense, she said, it was a fruitful year. Three doctoral dissertations were defended by foreigners and twelve by Lithuanian citizens. The Forum programme consisted of five sessions. 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).
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