|Summing up of students' creativity education at
Lithuanian (mother-tongue) language lessons research, 2012
Development of Creativity: Research and
Methodology, implemented in 2011-2013,
schools of general education. In order to prepare the
lessons it was necessary to perform multi-faceted situation analysis
that will help to find optimal ways of effective mother-tongue
teaching in the aspect of
analysis helped to
failings in creativity
education and envisage
There were carried out
surveys at five
in the project:
The survey of
The analysis of
materials; The survey of
students' views to
The survey of creativity
The survey of
The analysis of
The results of these
surveys were summed up in generalized conclusions; basing on them
of the survey
|Research of the project "REACH: Promotion of innovative services and better access in continuous education"
target group learning motivation, 2011
|Implementing the Nordplus Adult project
REACH - Promotion of
Innovative Services and Better Access in Continuous Education,
there was performed qualitative interview
with representatives of target group (adults from vulnerable groups
at different age, who do not participate or participate poor in life
long learning activities) and adult educators about motivation to
participate or not to participate in life long learning process,
most appropriate forms of learning and information distribution
Research review, p.16-22 (EN)
|Research of the project "DeTales – Digital Education Through Adult Learners EU-Enlargement Stories"
target group education environment, IT competences and EU
enlargement perception, 2011
|Starting the project
DeTales – Digital Education Through Adult Learners EU-Enlargement Stories
there was performed the background survey based on five main
topics related to EU history and enlargement: identity, enlargement,
mobility, job market, citizen activities. The questionnaire included
specific questions seeking to find the perception or the general
knowledge about EU of the main target groups of the project. The
questionnaires were distributed in all countries presented in the
partnership: Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Hungary,
Bulgaria and Turkey.
Although the group of the respondents can be defined as
extremely diverse, the majority of the answers on the most relevant topics are outlining very
similar tendencies. As absolutely positive in the European context and for the achievement of
the aims of the project can be defined the similarity of the answers exploring the way the
respondents perceive their own identity in terms of the EU. They define Europe as a
combination of cultures that exist independently and simultaneously influence each other
creating a unit based on common cultural values and tolerance. This fact is strongly supported
by the belief of the majority of the respondents that the EU should be open to all EU cultures,
ideas and spirits, as well as by the willingness of the majority of the respondents to learn more
about other European countries and cultures. The openness of the respondents to other
cultures and values can also be seen by the increased levels of mobility especially from the
side of the respondents coming from the old member-states. Lower are only the mobility levels
on the labour market, as the most of the interviewees explain that wouldn’t move even if they
find a better job somewhere else. That fact could easily be explained with the characteristics
of the target group - low-skilled adults, seniors and mature employees – which are generally
less likely to take risks and feel unconfident to move to another country.
the research shows relatively higher levels of EU citizens’
activity among the respondents, almost all of the interviewees are positive and or interested)
in European values and cultures, which is also supported by the belief that the European
expansion gives more power to the EU and its member-states.
|Integration of critical thinking principles into the curriculum of Lithuania secondary schools, 2010
|The goal of the research - to explore principles of critical thinking education in Lithuania, to analyze the expression of the principles of critical thinking education in the documents governing education and to explore assumptions for appliance of methods promoting critical thinking in the process of education.
The objectives of the research: to induct educational politicians’ approach to critical thinking dimensions, significant for organization of teaching process;
to highlight assumptions for critical thinking development in documents governing education;
to verify empirically expression of appliance of methods for critical thinking teaching at RWCT basic schools;
to compare attitudes of teachers and students' to appliance of methods for critical thinking development at the process of education.
The research supported by
Open Society Institute Foundation (Zug).
|Moments of the research presentation at the Ministry of the
Education and Science 22 June 2010
|Review of the Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking (RWCT) Program,
|OSI’s Education Support Program (ESP), in charge of the Critical Thinking program, has decided to conduct a Critical Thinking Program Review (CTPR), a fact-finding exercise to document the impact of the RWCT program in the countries which have implemented the RWCT program. The review included all 28 countries that implemented the RWCT program with support from OSI in the period between 1997 and 2004. The review targeted two aspects: sustainability of the original RWCT Project outputs and outcomes and RWCT related developments that were initiated by in-country RWCT Program Directors and trainers. For data collection there were used document review, focus groups and interviews.
Evaluation target groups were RWCT Teachers, University faculties, RWCT Trainers, RWCT in-country program partners.
| Research of seniors' participation in training,
|Implementing the project "NORD+ Senior golden examples", research of training of seniors in Iceland, Norway and
Lithuania was conducted. Project partners planned and created a questionnaire,
which examines such questions as gender, age, still working or retired, needs
and interests regarding training, barriers of participation in training,
learning styles, reasons of participation in training, which kind of information
of training best reaches the seniors, best places and times for training, spare
In each country 15 seniors filled in the questionnaire. In the target group there
were persons both in employment and retired, and both active participants in training and those who do not participate, for one reason or another.
In Lithuania questionnaires was distributed in Trakai, Lazdijai, Pakruojis, Rietavas, Jurbarkas regions in Lithuania
for 45 respondents. In focus groups participated 15 seniors: 7 from
Vilnius town - actively participating in training and 8 from Trakai
region - passively participating in training.
basis of the results there will be prepared advice and recommendations for the training of
seniors – best methods and contents, ways to exclude the barriers of
participation, and ways of motivation for training and lifelong learning.
Qualitative research results
Summary of focus groups
| Research of pedagogical practice of students, participating in mobility program of the project “MIS / Docente Europeo:
|Implementing the international project
MIS / Docente Europeo:
(134648–2007–IT–COMENIUS–CM) there were organized mobility program for
4-week pedagogical practice in project partner countries (Italy, Lithuania, Belgium,
Slovakia, Romania, Germany). Students continuously monitored and assessed the progress of practice:
they evaluate their satisfaction with mobility program, involvement
into activities, possibilities to develop their as future teachers
competences, preparation for lessons and lesson teaching,
experience, gained during lessons observation at school and
participation in scientific experiments.
|Research of pedagogical practice of students, participating in mobility program of the project “MOST / Mobility Framework and Standard Development for Teachers”,
|Implementing the international project
“MOST / Mobility Framework and Standard Development for Teachers”
(118340-CP-1-2004-1-BE-COMENIUS-C21) there were organized mobility program for 5-week pedagogical practice in project partner countries (Lithuania, Belgium, Malta, Spain, Norway, Sweden). In total 154 students participated in the program. Students, teachers-mentors, teachers continuously monitored and assessed the progress of practice. Survey data were used for development of the Beginning Teacher Standard.
Project MOST student exchange program participants had an opportunity to improve their status as future teachers’ professional, social and other skills. During the practice students prepare portfolio of competences containing their own written self-assessments, mentor assessments, direct and indirect confirmations and evidence of competencies. The practice was assessed basing on professional, educational and social competencies changes. The main evaluation methods were double diary, portfolio and reflection.
Summary of the research
| Research of effectiveness of programme "Students to
|Performing the project "Students to Students
Helping to Overcome Learning Difficulties" in 2004-2005, six schools
of the Vilnius city implemented the programme "Students to Students".
Pupils, led by teachers, helped their peers or younger friends
during lessons or after school. There was constantly performed
monitoring and evaluation of students' learning progress and
satisfaction of learning. The project activities were discussed in meetings with school communities, teachers, parents.
Teachers and students involved in the project noticed the positive impact of the programme
for teaching and learning. Students actually helped to each other,
peer tutoring activities inspired them, it seemed meaningful and
Teachers noticed improvement of students' behavior during the lesson:
children actively engaged in learning activities, showed a systematic effort
overcoming learning difficulties and their results have improved.
Evaluating outgivings of teachers, parents and students, it appears that many ideas of this project sounds new, they have to overcome the prevailing competition rules. On the other hand
it was recognized that the project fosters communication and networking skills, promotes community understanding and tolerance.
|Sociological survey "Corruption at Lithuania Higher
Schools: Views, Problems and Ways of Solution,
|The survey was performed under the project
"Preventing Corruption through Education, Information and Consciousness-raising.
Component I - Preparation of the Anti-corruption Education Course for Higher Schools".
The survey was focused mainly on a qualitative examination of corruption in higher education.
Collected data leads to a better understand of teachers' and students'
attitudes towards corruption and provides better opportunities for
its prevention. Survey involved 90 teachers from ten high schools, 20 teachers and 25 students of the twenty-five high schools
|Research "Needs of the Youth Leaders for Training",
|The research was performed under the project
"Education of Youth Leaders".
Qualitative research was
carried out in 6 various type youth organizations, such as Scouts,
Youth Liberals, Youth Christian Democrats, Youth Centrists, Youth
Conservatives and Youth Ateitininkai. More than 100 active participants
of the youth organizations were interviewed. The results of the
research revealed that respondents think youth leader’s
ability to unite and motivate a team is the most important skill. Other
important skills are planning and organizing, and accepting
responsibility. Some other important skills, which had been mentioned,
were coordination of personal and group interests, and organizing and
leading the meetings. The sociological survey showed that the
representatives of non-political organizations more often participate
in different training than those of political organizations. Both, the
representatives of political and non-political organizations, initiate
and organize training themselves.
| Analysis, expertise and sociologic survey of Lithuania
Teacher Training Conception draft version,
The expertise and sociologic survey of Lithuania Teacher Training
Conception draft version was performed in commission of Ministry of
Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Teacher Training Conception was analysed in these aspects:
1. Conception's provisions adequacy to the documents regulating
higher education and studies (A. Augustaitis, Lithuania
University of Law);
2. Economical outcomes of the Conception implementation (R. Vaitkus, R. Norkienë,
Department of Science and Studies of the Ministry of Education
3. Analysis of the Conception in the aspects of organization of
pedagogical practices, content and methodology (V. Indrađienë,
Vilnius Pedagogical University);
4. Conception's adequacy to teacher training tendencies in EU
countries (B. Jeffery, Brunel University, United Kingdom).
The sociological study analysed the Conception's provisions from
the point of view of teacher training institutions and (supply-side dimension) and general education schools (demand-side aspect)
and respondents opinion on the upcoming changes in teacher training
models, curriculum, organization of pedagogical practices (T. Tamođiűnas G. Buţinskas, S. Ignatavičius,
Sociology Laboratory of Vilnius Pedagogical University).
| Survey of the Reading and Writing for Critical
Thinking (RWCT) project,
By the initiative of local coordinators the sociological survey was
initiated in 1999 to
evaluate the efficiency and improvement perspectives of the
project in Lithuania.
The survey consisted of three pars:
Evaluation of the credit course “Critical Thinking Development through Various Disciplines” at Vilnius Pedagogical University.
The survey of the efficiency of “Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking” workshops for the teachers.
The survey of efficiency of the “Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking” project: case study at Vilnius S.Daukantas secondary school.
Summary of the survey