Educational Forum “Teacher Practitioner or Teacher Researcher? Qualification Dilemma of Teacher Trust ”

We invite representatives of educational sciences, researchers, doctoral students, school leaders, representatives of education and training institutions implementing education programs at all levels, representatives of municipal education departments and regional teacher education centers, education trade unions, all those  who interested in changes in education policy and education, quality issues in educational practice.

About the speakers prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė and prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė

Prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė has been working in the field of education since 1998.  Her topics of research and teaching are related to the development and implementation of educational innovations, self-government, personalized learning, teacher training and its functioning, teacher professional growth, vocational training and curriculum change. Since 2014 until 2021 – member and chair of more than ten dissertation defense committees. More than 40 scientific articles and book chapters have been published,  most of which are in international peer-reviewed journals. 3 monographs were prepared together with co-authors. She is a member of the editorial board of three scientific journals (Pedagogika (Q3, Scopus), International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education (Q1, Scopus), Sodobna pedagogika (Q3, Scopus)).

Prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė is a professor at Vytautas Magnus University, a pioneer in the academic publicity of qualitative research methodology, the Grounded theory and qualitative research of the International Summer School in Lithuania. She holds 2 master’s degrees in Education (VMU) and Nursing (Karlskrona Technical Institute, Sweden) and 2 doctoral degrees in Education (KTU) and Nursing (University of Tampere, Finland). She is a Head of the School of Social Research, she  has led over 150 author’s methodological seminars for scientists, doctoral students, researchers, educators, nurses in Lithuania and  abroad. 
Publications: 157 scientific articles, 47 theses in international and national scientific publications, 9 monographs, 8 scientific studies, 2 textbooks for higher education, 19 methodological publications. More than 165 papers at international and national science / practice conferences have been read. Worked on 32 projects. As a research supervisor or research consultant, he supervised 19 successfully defended doctoral dissertations, 53 master’s and 56 bachelor’s theses. She opposed 15 dissertation defenses, participated in 28 dissertation defense councils. She  has won awards for the highest level of scientific output, the best scientific reports at scientific events abroad, and received the Nurse’s Badge of Honor for Merit in Nursing. 1996-2011 she represented Lithuania in the European Nurses’ Research Group (WENR). Her Research interests of the professor – educational management and leadership, higher education, professional identity, philosophy and values ​​of the profession, methodology of qualitative research.

Date

24 February, 2022

Time

3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Moderators

Assoc. prof. Agnė Brandišauskienė, Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
Audronė Razmantienė, Chief Specialist of the Teachers’ Activity Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania

Program of the forum

Introduction

dr. Nijolė Putrienė, Head of the Teachers’ Activity Division of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania

Keynote

The Specific of Teacher Studies in Doctoral Studies: Models of Doctoral Studies and International Experience”
prof. dr. Lina Kaminskienė and prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė,  Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University

Discussion

Discussion participants:
Vilma Bačkiūtė, Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania (Education, Science and Culture Group)
Rūta Krasauskienė, Director of the National Education Agency
dr. Mindaugas Nefas, Director of Vytautas Magnus University Lyceum Socratus
prof. habil. dr. Vilija Targamadze, Deputy Chairman of the Education and Science Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania

Conclusion

prof. dr. Liudmila Rupšienė, President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association
prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė, Chief Adviser of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, Science and Sport. 

Contact information:

e – mail:  liudmila.rupsiene@baltcontract.eu, tel. 8 686 39 529
e – mail:  Loreta.Zadeikaite@smm.lt, tel. 8 686 21 364