Will collaboration between teachers and researchers become a tradition in enabling students to explore? This is the aim of one of the first Erasmus + Small-Scale Partnership international projects of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LERA), when teachers and researchers come together for joint activities. For the implementation of the project, LERA has brought together Lithuanian and Latvian researchers of Educational Science, who, by sharing their research experience, will initiate the development and implementation of research-based learning projects in schools that enable students to get to know the world through research.

Researchers will suggest that teachers choose appropriate methods and scenarios for STEAM education and social research at school. Lithuanian and Latvian teachers and their students will implement the research-based learning (RBL) projects created in the course of the cooperation in educational practice. The result of this collaboration between researchers and teachers is the creation and implementation of 16 R&D. In order to disseminate the results of the project, RBL is planned to be published on international platforms for sharing good practice of teachers. The activities are focused on the goal of the project – to create a methodological description of cooperation between teachers and researchers (networking).

LERA from 2nd of  January this year implements a 6-month project Teachers & Researchers Networking for Inquiry-based learning. Project partners – Social Leadership Association, Vilnius Vytautas Magnus, Vilkaviškis district. Pilviškiai Santakos and Salcininkai district, Eišiškės Stanislovas Rapolionis Gymnasium and Aizkraukle District Secondary School from Latvia.

Project researchers: prof. dr. Rūta Girdzijauskienė, prof. dr. Neringa Strazdienė, assoc. prof. Gražina Šmitienė, assoc.prof Dita Nīmante, dr. Eglė Pranskūnienė, dr. Natalia Ignatova, dr. Sandrita Škėrienė. For project information, contact to the project manager dr. Natalia Ignatova e-mail email: [email protected].