visits programme for education and
vocational training specialists, part
of the lifelong learning programme 2007-13 (LLP), is an initiative of
Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Its
objective is to
support policy development and cooperation at European level in
notably in the context of the Lisbon process and the education and
2020 (E&T2020), as well as the Bologna and Copenhagen processes
Didactics Center was selected by the
National Agency of Lithuania to organise the study visit CRED’o: Creative
Education – Successful Generation
October 2010 in Vilnius.
Creativity, knowledge and access to information are recognised as
powerful drivers of
development and are highlighted in the main strategies of Lithuania's
Vilnius is a good location as there are many different schools, with
extensive and successful
experience in developing and using innovative methods of training and
Modern Didactics Center (MDC) has worked in the field of education
since 1999 and has
good and long-term relations with many schools. MDC's specialisation is
innovative methods, including creative and critical thinking strategies
and their application in
the educational process. MDC has experience in organising national and
and courses, seminars and other events for learning and/or sharing best
different kinds of institutions and specialists in the education
Participants have learned about:
• creative methods and tools used in teaching and learning;
• new approaches to students' assessment in schools;
• development of school culture;
• innovative programmes and projects at schools;
• school community cooperation models.
• visited a pre-primary school, public secondary schools and
gymnasiums, including gymnasium
of art and a vocational school;
• observed teachers in the classroom;
• met with school communities (teachers, pupils, other
• participated in round table discussions on creativity
development for all ages;
• shared good practices and examples.
Visit to international kindergarten "Saules gojus"
Visit to Vilnius Vyturys primary school
to Vilnius Simonas Daukantas basic school
to Lentvaris Henrikas Senkevičius secondary school of Trakai region
to Old Trakai Kęstučio basic school
to Trakai art school
to Vilnius design college
Visit to the Ministry of Education and Science
Evaluation of the visit
Leisure time moments
Study visit participants
van der BAAN
Besides a well organised and
programme the group processes and interaction between group members are
of the utmost importance.
Lehrämter an Schulen Rheine, Fachleiter
One of the most impressive features
for me was
to meet all of you and to experience how easy and productive work and
life can be if the group is enthusiastic about what to achieve.
Creativity is big field which must be worked on and with. I gave no
solution about how to teach creatively but have learnt a lot about
College Montjoie, Principal
I particularly appreciated the
creative activities where children learn to be creative. You have to
learn how to be creative.
District Government of Lower Franconia,
I have got new ideas for
creativity. Friendly group.
I saw there relaxed pupils who
were ready to be creative. The best way to learn is to be creative. I
will encourage my school staff and children to do more projects and be
more relaxed and creative.
& Hove Children & Young People`s Trust,
Culture & Education, Schools programme manager
I have learned as much from group
as did from the visit. Well structured week with high quality visits.
Varied definitions of creativity seen have now made it harder to define
what it is.
School Inspectorate, Inspector
Creativity is inside your mind
and soul. It depends very much on the place and systems as to whether
it is possible or not.
Francisco Toranzo LOPEZ
Delegacion Provincial de Education de Sevilla,
Educational programmes adviser
Kocatepe University, Assist.
am pleased that we were able to take lots of photos and videos which
can be used working with student teachers in Turkey.
D`Educació Subdirecció General De
Desenvolupament Del Personal Docent,
have learned a lot from this visit. I think student teachers need a lot
of exposure to good practice examples, to see what is going on
elsewhere. They much focus on theory and not enough time spent in
Oswiaty w Poznaniu,
see the importance of monitoring and evaluating of creative education.
It would be good to construct a site where practitioners can go to read
about good practice.
visit management team
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December 2011 the study visit CRED’o: Creative
Education – Successful Generation was nominated by
Education Exchanges Support Foundation (Lithuanian National Agency) as
highest quality study visit organized during 2007-2011 in Lithuania.