Modern Didactics Centre

Modern Didactics Centre (MDC) is non-profit, non-governmental organization for continuing adult education and in-service training. Modern Didactics Centre was established in 1999 as inter-university center by an initiative of Vilnius Pedagogical University and the Open Society Fund-Lithuania.

We initiate, develop and run national and international projects, develop new programmes, courses for initial teachers education and in-service training, deliver different training programmes, create methodical materials for schools, provide consultations and expertise on project management, teaching & learning strategies, lessons planning & assessment, school community development, etc. We also organize study visits, seminars, conferences, summer schools on different educational topics, organize research on pressing educational issues, and publish project products.

Project team
Daiva Penkauskiene

Director of MDC since 1999. She holds master degrees of Lithuanian language and literature (Vilnius University, 1987) and management (University of Management and Economics & BI Norwegian School of Management, 2010). Work experience: Lithuanian language and literature teacher at gymnasium, scientific fellow at research institutes, educational projects coordinator at Open Society Fund-Lithuania, teacher at Vilnius Pedagogical University. She works as trainer, consultant and expert for critical thinking skills development, anticorruption education, project management, modern teaching & learning strategies, university didactics and other programmes. She is also researcher, author, co-author, editor of many educational publications.


Lina Grinyte

Project coordinator at MDC since 2004. She holds bachelor degree of social pedagogy (Vilnius Pedagogical University, 2004) and master degree of social work (Vilnius Pedagogical University, 2006). Professional experience and expertise: development and implementation of national and international projects, preparation of content and financial reports, organization and run of open tenders. She also works as trainer of project management programme, consultant and expert of project management.


Asta Matonyte

Projects and programs coordinators' assistant at MDC since 2008. She holds bachelor degree of social pedagogy (Vilnius Pedagogical University, 2009) and seeking master degree of public administration (Vilnius University, Institute of International Relations and Political Science). Experienced in organization of various events, performing sociological researches and data analysis.


Jurgita Balaisiene


Administrator at MDC since 2000. She holds master degree of library and information science (Vilnius University, 1998). She has experience in administration of national and international projects, preparation of content and financial reports.




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