We invite representatives of educational sciences, researchers, representatives of general education and higher education institutions, municipalities, educational practitioners, educational policy makers, representatives of non-governmental organizations, all those interested in inclusion in education to participate.
|Date||May 27, 2021|
|Time||3 p.m.-5 p.m.|
|Announcement||“Development of Inclusive Education through Universal Design for Learning (UDM)” / “Improving Inclusive Education Through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL)”Presentation of the ideas and results of the international study|
|Contact information||e -mail: Liudmila.Rupsiene@baltcontract.eu, tel. 8 686 39 529;
e-mail: Loreta.Zadeikaite@smm.lt, tel. 8 686 21 364.
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The forum will be translated from English into Lithuanian, from Lithuanian into English and into Lithuanian sign languages. The translation of the forum from English into Lithuanian is funded by the Erasmus + project “Assumptions for Transforming the Educational Process in Different Educational Contexts Using Inclusive Education Strategies”. The translation of the forum into Lithuanian Sign Language is organized by the Lithuanian Sign Language Translation Center.
In 2021, 9 th of April, LERA Lifelong Learning Network organized a seminar on the topic “Constructivism: How Many and What Points of View Does it Contain?”. Its aim is to find out various approaches to constructivism reflected in scientific sources and to try to distinguish the main ones that are significant for the current work of educators and educational practice, especially in the context of lifelong learning and self-directed learning. The seminar was led by prof. habil. dr. Palmira Jucevičienė. As noted by the seminar participants, this seminar was particularly useful for those researchers who delved into the problems of educational empowerment of learning and their solutions, using various approaches to constructivism, including constructionism.
The European Commission and Cedefop are currently updating the European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning. The purpose of the European guidelines is to support policy makers and practitioners in developing and implementing solutions to serve individuals in their validation process. The ambition of the guidelines is to clarify the conditions for implementation, highlighting the critical choices to be made by stakeholders at different stages of the process.
The European guidelines were first developed in 2009<https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4054> and, following the adoption of the Council Recommendation, updated in 2015<https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/3073>. The evaluation of the 2012 Recommendation<https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/LT/TXT/?uri=CELEX:52020SC0121>, has signalled the importance of the guidelines in promoting a share understanding to validation in Europe and to support peer learning.
The 2021 update of the guidelines aims at keeping the guidelines relevant in the context of current and future developments such the digital and green transitions and the Covid-19 pandemic, which require Member States to increasingly tap into the full potential of their citizens. Validation of non-formal and informal learning is as an effective mechanism to deal with this need.
To support the update of the Guidelines, a survey was set up. We invite all stakeholders to reply to the survey and share their opinions and experience.
In 2021, on the 4th of May, the OECD presented a report entitled “21st Century Readers : Developing Literacy in the Digital World”.
The report presents the results of PISA and other studies:
• how the reading skills needed by the 21st century are being developed in the 21st century in the technological world;
• what are the potentially best ways to enhance students’ ability to navigate the new world of information;
• how countries need to step up their efforts to combat the growing digital divide;
• How teachers can help students select information, avoid getting lost in false knowledge, and manage the complexity of information.
According to the order No. SR-1546 of the Minister of Education, Science and Sports was approved new board of the National Education Agency. Lina Kaminskienė (a member of the LETA Board and VMU Professor) became a member of it. We sincerely congratulate and wish a successful representation of our association!
The 5th Educational Forum “Physical Education as a Basis for Personal and Social Well-Being: What does Research Show?” took place on the 30rd of April in 2021. Attended over 100 participants.
Forum record you can view on Youtube platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUJlsX9k01M
The welcome speech was given by dr. Linas Obcarskas ( Vice-minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), prof. dr. Diana Rėklaitienė (Rector of Lithuanian Sports University). The report “Physical Education as a Foundation for the Welfare of the Individual and Society: What Does Research Show?” was read by prof. dr. Arūnas Emeljanovas (Lithuanian Sports University Professor of the Department of Physical and Social Education, Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association). Participated in the discussion: Daina Gudzinevičiūtė (President of the Lithuanian National Olympic Committee), prof. dr. Natalja Fatkulina (Director of the Institute of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University), dr. Laima Trinkūnienė (President of the Lithuanian Association of Physical Education Teachers),Vytuolis Valūnas (Head of the Education and Sports Department of Alytus City Municipality Administration), Audronė Vizbarienė (President of the Republican Association of Preschool Physical Education Teachers), The closing speech was given by dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association),prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Adviser of the Science, Studies and Technology Department of the Ministry of Education and Science).
The “New Generation Lithuania” plan has been announced https://bit.ly/2Q7ItKoIn accordance with the prepared “New Generation Lithuania” plan, a public consultation “Higher Education, a Consistent System for Promoting Innovation and High Value-Added Business” took place (2rd April , 2021). The aim of this component of the plan is to increase the efficiency, quality and international competitiveness of higher education, to create traditions of business and science cooperation. The link to the public consultation record https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lngPLEceTlY
TALIS is an international study conducted by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the working environment and working conditions of teachers in schools. https://www.smm.
This year, on the 28 th of April 14.00 (Paris time), we invite you to the online seminar “Rethinking the classroom after COVID-19” insights and innovations from teachers.
Teachers and schools have responded in extraordinarily creative and dedicated ways to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, consistently finding new, often unprecedented solutions that challenge our traditional conceptualisation of teaching and learning.
Some of the changes and innovations that we have seen may last well into the future. The OECD, UNESCO and the Teacher Task Force have been gathering and discussing the new insights that emerged from these difficult times with teachers from all around the world.
Join us for a webinar where we will take stock of the lessons learnt during the pandemic and how we can build back better and even stronger together. OECD Director for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher will be joined by Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary of Education International, and Borhene Chakroun, UNESCO’s Director for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, as they discuss with teachers and experts about their insights on teaching during COVID-19.
Find out more about what we heard from teachers on the OECD Global Teaching Insights website.
We are pleased to invite you to International Summer School on Qualitative Research 2021 at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.
It is a scientific event of great importance for doctoral students and young researchers / scholars, who prepare their research for conducting, or already are implementing their research studies, or are on the way to finalize their research.
So, on 28-June to 1-July 2021, the Academy of Education with the Institute of Educational Research at Vytautas Magnus University in collaboration with the School of Social Researcher will organize the International Summer School On Qualitative Research 2021 (ISS QR VMU 2021).
This year we will meet online.
In this Summer School 2021 the emphasis will be given to Grounded theory (GT) methodology.
Professor conducting the lectures, workshops and break-up sessions are experts in qualitative research methodologies: Prof. Antony Bryant (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom).
Educational assistance in break-up sessions of International Summer School on Qualitative Research 2021 will be provided by Prof. Vilma Zydziunaite (Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania).
Informational assistance at International Summer School on Qualitative Research 2021 will be provided by Dr. Vaida Jurgile (Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania).
Registration and more information:https://gtsummerschool.vdu.lt/