LERA 2018 Conference Announcement
LITHUANIAN ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (LERA), II INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE OF DOCTORAL STUDENTS “EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR HUMAN WELFARE” WAS HELD AT KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY
2018, 11 – 12 October, the 2nd Lithuanian Scientific Association of Educational Research (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 (LERA) and the Department of Pedagogy of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of KU. About 150 participants: scientists representing various higher education institutions, doctoral students and their supervisors, master students dreaming of doctoral studies, specialists of kindergartens of Klaipėda city participated in this conference. 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, plenary announcement by professors Vilija Targamadze (VU), Margarita Teresevičienė (VMU), Rūta Girdzijauskienė (KU), Lilija Duoblienė (VU), Raimonda Brunevičiūtė (LSMU), Nilza Costa (University of Aveiro, Portugal) Ingrida Baranauskienė and doctoral students Eglė Pranckūnienė (Vytautas Magnus University) and Daiva Karužaitė (Vytautas Magnus University) were presented. Tthe conference participants delved into interpretations of modern school progress, problems and perspectives of learning in the digital society, links between creativity and wisdom, educational philosophy. The experience of applying education in higher school studies and the possibilities of research activities were shared.
On the second day of the conference, the participants focused on the presentations of the plenary speakers (professors Irena Stonkuvienė, Jonas Ruškus, etc.), which provided a playful, unexpected approach to the history of pedagogy, pedagogical development and trends, and education research. Particularly relevant to Klaipeda University were associate professors Gražina Šmitienė and lecturer dr. Aida Norvilienė report “The Centenary of Teacher Training in Klaipėda: Development and Tendencies”, which updates teacher training at KU, draws attention to the huge shortage of teachers in schools in the region of Western Lithuania.