Education Forums 2023
Education Forum „Open Educational Data: How Can it be Used More Effectively for Research and Improvement of Educational Practice?“
On the 25th of May in 2023, the XXV Education Forum “Open Educational Data: How Can it be Used More Effectively in Research and to Improve Educational Practice?” The keynote speech “National Education Agency Data and Its Use” was delivered by Eduardas Daujotis (Director of the NEA Infrastructure Development Department) and Evaldas Bakonis (Head of the NEA Education Policy Analysis and Research Unit).
The discussion was attended by dr. Aleksei Iurasov (Professor, Vilnius University of Technology), dr. Agnė Brandišauskienė (Senior Researcher, Institute of Education, Vytautas Magnus University, Academy of Education), dr. Arūnas Emeljanovas (Professor, Lithuanian University of Sport), prof. dr. Audronė Jakaitienė (Head of the Interdisciplinary Statistical Research Group at the Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies of Vilnius University, Chief Researcher). Rimantas Žylius (Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania). The forum was moderated by dr. Asta Ranonytė (National Education Agency, Deputy Director) and dr. Robert Leshchinskij (Dean of the Faculty of Studies, Faculty of Creative Industries, Vilnius TECH, member of the Board of LERA).The full recording of the forum can be viewed on the Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Education Forum “Leadership in Lithuanian Schools: at the Crossroads of Traditional and Critical Approaches”
On the 27th of April, 2023, the XXVI Education Forum “Leadership in Lithuanian Schools: at the Crossroads of Traditional and Critical Approaches” was held. The theme of leadership was presented by key-note speakers: prof. habil. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė (Institute of Educational Research, Academy of Education, Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė (Principal of Šiauliai Centre Primary School), dr. doc. Rytis Komičius (PhD student at ISM University of Management and Economics, Director of Vilnius Vytautas Magnus Gymnasium).
Prof. hab. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė gave a presentation on “Directions of Teacher Leadership for the Present Future: Accelerating Technological Change, Reduced Attention Span of Students, and Holistic Growth of Teachers“, dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė gave a presentation on “Implementation of Shared Leadership in Educational Institutions”, and Phd student Rytis Komičius gave a presentation on “The Role of Triggers in the Development of Leadership Competences”.
In the discussion participated dr. Dalia Dambrauskienė, PhD student Rytis Komičius, Audronė Razmantienė (Ministry of Education, Science, and Sport ). The forum was summarised and moderated by dr. Lina Bairašauskienė (Lecturer at Mykolas Romeris University, Director of Vilnius Maironis Pro-Gymnasium, Chair of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association, Education and Leadership Network), dr. Eglė Pranckūnienė (Head of the Centre for School Improvement, Researcher at Klaipėda University, Vice President of Lithuanian Educational Research Association). The full recording of the forum can be viewed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsKJsEBv7FA
, The article Based on this Education Forum in “Education News”: https://www.svietimonaujienos.lt/veiksminga-lyderyste-svietime-issukiai-brezia-naujas-kryptis/
Education Forum "Challenges for Education and Training in the Anthropocene - What Should We Focus On?”
The Education Forum “Challenges for Education and Training in the Anthropocene – What Should We Focus On?” was held on the 23rd of March in 2023. The keynote speech “What is the Anthropocene?” was presented by dr. Sandra Kairė (Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences, Vilnius University).
In the discussion participated dr. Vaino Bazdeikis (Director of the National Education Agency Department of Education), dr. Gediminas Čapkauskas (Deputy Headmaster of Kaunas Panemunes Primary School, science teacher, alumnus of the programme “I Choose to Teach”), dr. Kristupas Sabolius (Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Vilnius University, affiliated researcher at the University of Massachusetts (USA)), dr. Jūratė Žaltauskaitė (Associate professor at the Department of Environmental Protection, Vytautas Magnus University). The forum was moderated by dr. Asta Ranonytė (National Education Agency, Deputy Director), dr. Sandra Kairė (Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences, Vilnius University). The full recording of the forum available at Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1wmoim-fAA
The article based on this forum in the Education News: https://www.svietimonaujienos.lt/zmogus-ir-aplinka-vertybinio-pokycio-issukiai-ugdymui/
Education Forum "How to Use Educational Research More Effectively?”
On the 28 th of February in 2023 the XXII Education Forum “How to educational research more effectively?” was held. The keynote speech “The Use of Educational Research: Present and Future Perspectives” was given by Mykolas Steponavičius (Educational Policy Consultant of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)). The report was prepared according to the study carried out by OECD CERI ” “Strengthening the Impact of Education Research” report “Who cares about the use of educational research in education policy and practice?” Research team members: Nóra Révai, José Manuel Torres, Jordan Hill, Mykolas Steponavičius, Melissa Mouthaan and Aurelija Masiulytė.
In the discussion participated Audronė Razmantienė (Advisor of the Teachers Department of the Department of General Education of Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, research coordinator of the Economic Cooperation Development Organization, member of the TALLIS board)), dr. Saulė Mačiukaitė-Žvinienė (Professor of Vilnius University Business School, Chairperson of the Lithuanian Education Council), prof. dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė ( Chief Advisor to the Minister of Education, Science and Sport), Jurgita Petrauskienė (Education and Science Attaché at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)), prof. dr. Jolanta Urbanovič (Advisor to the President of the Republic of Lithuania), dr. Eugenijus Stumbrys (Head of the Science Policy and Analysis Department of the Lithuanian Science Council), habil. dr. Rimantas Želvys (Professor of Vilnius University). The forum was moderated by dr. Rita Dukynaitė (Chief Advisor of the Strategic Planning Department of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport) and dr. Daiva Penkauskienė (assistant professor of Mykolas Romeris University, LERA board member). You can view the forum record on the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koxp8tz6Xqs
Education Forum article in Education News: https://www.svietimonaujienos.lt/edukacijos-tyrimai-ir-ju-veiksmingumas-problemos-izvalgos-sprendimai/
Education Forum "What do We Learn from Disability Research?"
On the 26th of January in 2023 the XXI Education Forum “What do We Learn from Disability Research?” took place with translation into sign language. The keynote speech ”What Do we Learn from Disability Research?” was given by dr. Ingrida Baranauskienė (Professor of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipėda University).
The discussion was attended by dr. Laima Tomėnienė (Associate Professor of Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy), dr. Irena Leliūgienė (affiliated professor of Mykolas Romeris University), Ana Staševičienė (Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Society “Feniksai”), dr. Ieva Kuginytė-Arlauskienė (Teacher of the Norwegian University of Applied Sciences Associate Professor of the Faculty of Education, Culture and Sports), Jurgita Čiuladaitė-Pritulskienė (Senior Advisor of the Targeted Assistance Group of the Ministry of Social Security and Labor of the Republic of Lithuania), Lina Gulbinė (Head of the Program Monitoring and Control Department of the Department of Disability Affairs). The closing speech was given by dr. Alvyra Galkienė (Professor of the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University), dr. Ingrida Baranauskienė (Professor, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Health Sciences, Klaipėda University). The forum was moderated by dr. Alvyra Galkienė (Professor of the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University). Interpreters Artur Kartanovič and Evelina Montvilaitė translated into sign language. You can view the entire forum post on the YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK9v_WYX70o