|According to the European Union 2009-2012 priorities in the sphere of education in Lithuania the content of general education is being constantly renewed. In 2009-2012 new programmes of basic education will be put into action, the programmes of secondary education are also going to be renewed. They strongly change the attitude to teaching and learning.
According to the data of national and international research, the main problems being solved in the process of learning – unattractive learning environment, the lack of students’ motivation as well as their poor learning skills and teachers’ proficiency in organizing and optimizing the process of learning.
The most significant social purpose in contemporary Lithuania - the development of information society and knowledge economy. Dual role in this process is falls to the school: as an organization, making its performance, it must learn to manage information, on the other - raise the students' competence. Addressing these challenges general education schools consistently computerized and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are referring as one of the most important conditions for change in the educational process.
According Information Technology Education Center 2007 data, in Lithuanian schools of general education, there was 9,7 computers to 100 pupils (in Anyksciai Jonas Biliunas
gymnasium – 10,1). O only several schools in Lithuania are developed strategies of ICT usage in their work. In ICT operation in teaching Lithuania is twice from behind the EU countries average. In Lithuania 59% of teachers use a computer in classroom, in Jonas Biliunas
gymnasium – only 45%, in Norway – 89%.
Anyksciai Jonas Biliunas gymnasium teachers’ survey conducted in the 2008-2009 school year, shows that school need to develop a strategy for ICT use, seeking to optimize of information flows, to modernize the education (learning) environment, to develop teachers' skills in ICT management, more actively use teachers’ creative potential for methodological activities in the field of ICT.
Differently from Lithuania, Norway occupies a leading position in Europe in the field of computerization of schools. In this country number of computers using by students in education process is up to 4 times higher than the Lithuanian average.
Norway Trysil school is ready to share the positive experience of ICT use in education and to cooperate actively seeking for new methodological opportunities to develop this activity.
With this project it is seeking for major upgrading the teaching and learning of Anyksciai Jonas Biliunas
gymnasium, active cooperation of Lithuania and Norway teachers in adoption and dissemination of best educational experience, as well as practical and intercultural cooperation of project in the future.