The 6th Educational Forum ”Inclusion for All: Universal Design for Learning as a Path to Educational Success“ took place on the 27 th of May in 2021. Attended over 150 participants.
Forum record you can view on Youtube platform: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAr35S2AS1g.
The welcome speech was given by dr. Jurgita Šiugždinienė (Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), prof. habil. dr. Juozas Augutis (Rector of Vytautas Magnus University, Real member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences). The announcement based on international research „Improving Inclusive Education Through a Universal Design for Learning (UDL)“ were presented by researchers from Lihuania, Austria, Findland, Poland. Prof. dr. Alvyra Galkienė read an announcement – Transformational Education and Research-Based UDM Application Model (Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education (Lithuania)), prof. dr. Ona Monkevičienė – The Result of UDM Application – Every Lithuanian Student as a Motivated Learning Expert Creating Deep Knowledge (Vytautas Magnus University Academy of Education, (Lithuania)), doc. dr. Suvi Lakkala – Teaching for Diversity with UDL: Analysing Teacher Competence (University of Lapland (Finland)), prof. habil. dr. Jolanta Baran -Transformation of Routine Education Using UDM: The Polish Context (Krakow Pedagogical University (Poland)), doc. dr. Michelle Proyer- Reinterpreting Inclusive Education Practices in the Context of UDL: The Case of Austria (University of Vienna (Austria)). In the discussion participated Vitalija Bujanauskienė (Director of Utena Education Center, Chairwoman of the General Education Council), Lina Garbenčiūtė (Project Manager of the Lithuanian Disability Organizations Forum), Kęstutis Vaišnora (President of the Lithuanian Deaf Society), Edita Žiobienė (Controller for the Protection of the Rights of the Child of the Republic of Lithuania). The closing speech was given by prof. 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 forum was moderated by Gražina Šeibokienė (Head of the Education Assistance Division of the General Education Department of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania), doc. dr. Darius Gerulaitis (Associate Professor of the Academy of Education of Vytautas Magnus University, Member of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association). International research presented during the forum and the translation of the forum from English into Lithuanian was funded by the Erasmus + project “Preconditions of Transformation of Education Process in Different Educational Contexts by Applying Inclusive Education Strategies“, Nr. 2018-1-LT01-KA201-046957. The translation of the forum into Lithuanian Sign Language was organized by the Lithuanian Sign Language Translation Center.