THE II LITHUANIAN ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (LERA), THE II INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL STUDENT CONFERENCE “EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR HUMAN WELFARE” was held at Klaipėda University on the 11-12 th of October in 2018.
The 2nd Lithuanian Scientific Research Association (LERA) and the 2nd Doctoral Scientific Conference “EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR HUMAN WELFARE” were organized at Klaipėda University in cooperation with the Lithuanian Educational Research Association (LETA) and the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of KU. The conference was attended by about 150 participants: scientists representing various higher education institutions, doctoral students and their supervisors, master students dreaming of doctoral studies, Klaipėda city, and district kindergarten practitioners. The Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania and Klaipėda University significantly contributed to the financing of this scientific event.
On the first day of the conference, during the plenary announcements, presented by Professors Vilija Targamadzė (VU), Margarita Teresevičienė (VMU), Rūta Girdzijauskienė (KU), Lilija Duoblienė (VU), Raimonda Brunevičiūtė (LHSU), Nilza Costa (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Ingrida Baranauskienė and doctoral students Eglė Pranckūnienė (VMU) and Daiva Karužaitė (VMU), the conference participants delved into interpretations of nowadays school progress, problems and perspectives of learning in the digital society, links between creativity and wisdom, and news of educational philosophy. Also, the experience of applying educology in higher school studies and the possibilities of research activities were shared.
On the second day of the conference, the participants focused on the announcements of the plenary speakers (Professors Irena Stonkuvienė, Jonas Ruskus, etc.), which provided a playful, unexpected approach to the history of pedagogy, pedagogical development and trends, and education research. Associate professor Gražina Šmitienė and lecturer dr. Aida Norvilienė report “A Century of Teacher Training in Klaipėda: Development and Trends”, which actualizes teacher training at KU, pay attention to the huge shortage of teachers in schools in Western Lithuania region