The objective of the Centre for Educational Studies is to encourage teacher training renovation and application of pedagogical research. In 1998, priority was given to projects by lecturers, doctoral students, and students at teacher training universities that were related to teacher training renewal, research into education development, and projects approximating higher schools with the secondary school education system Support was given to the International Civic Development Study CIVIC, a national conference of educology doctoral students and publication of their works on the Internet. In 1998, the Centre for Educational Studies organized university credit courses for postgraduate and doctoral students: University Didactics, Conflict Management.T. McLaughlin, a lecturer at Cambridge University, gave a course of lectures for educology doctoral studentsContemporary Philosophy of Education. On the basis of this course, the book Contemporary Philosophy of Education: Democracy, Values, Diversity was published. The material of a credit course Education Policy and Educational Reforms, delivered by R. Želvys, Head of the Educology Department at Vilnius University, to students of various universities was used as a basis for publishing Notebook No. 4 Educational Reforms in Education Studies. The work resulting from the competition Renovation of Courses in Subject Teaching Methods were published: M. Teresevičienė Andragogic Didactics, L. Z. Ruseckienė Literature Education, E. Remecas Family History at School.
The centre organized summer schools for students and lecturers: Development of Critical Thinking, Instruction on Human and Child Rights, Debates as a Method of Active Development. A School of Educologist, arranged by the club of doctoral students operating at the Centre for Educational Studies, is intended for teaching young lecturers and doctoral studentseffective higher school teaching methods and writing scientific reports. The Rector’s Office and deans of Vilnius Pedagogical University participated in the winter sessions Management of Organizational Change and Business communication.
The collaboration of educologists was encouraged. A project, Education in Development, financed jointly with Goteborg University (Sweden) was carried out together with Goteborg University, Vilnius Pedagogical University, and Vilnius University. The project covered a partnership educology doctorship analysis of universities, and doctoral students’ study trips. Contemporary educological literature has been provided for readers at the library of the Centre for Educational Studies.
Vilnius Pedagogical University, Vilnius University.Project "Partnership Analysis of Educology Doctorship Studies in Lithuania, Sweden, and Denmark” 10,000
Publication of educological students’ reports “ Students for School”:
Vytautas Magnus University 500
Kaunas University of Technology 625
Klaipėda University 625
NGO "Ecological Education Centre".Conference "Education of Natural Sciences and School" 250
Vilnius Pedagogical University.Seminar for Lecturers in Pedagogics "Pedagogical Priorities of the XXI Century: Creativity, Openness, Democratic Approach” 820
Professional Training Institute of Šiauliai University.A series of lectures, seminars and individual consultations "Psychological Traits in Didactics of Natural Sciences” 1,063
Klaipėda University.ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) Conference at Klaipėda University 875
Vytautas Magnus University.Course of lectures "Didactic methods in Professional Training”700
Institute of Pedagogics.CIVIC - International Civic Development Study 3,750
Nijolė Saugėnienė. Department of Social Systems Management at theKaunas University of Technology.Educological Study "Investigation of Reasons for Children Entrance in Lithuanian School and Analysis of the Problems Thereof” 500
Jonas Ruškus. Department of Social Pedagogics and Psychology of Šiauliai University.Educological Study “Interaction of Social Approach of Special Teachers and Sociological-Psychological Climate at School” 250
Vilnius Pedagogical University.International Conference "Education reform and Teachers’ Training” 1,750
Aušra Purvaneckienė. Department of Educology of Vilnius University.Study "Problems of Teachers’ Training in Higher Schools of Lithuania: Sociological Research of Graduates Freshly Recruited as Teachers” 125
Salduvė Department of the Šiauliai Scientists Union.Project "Development of Professional Culture of a Young Teacher” 250
Vilnius Pedagogical University."Curriculum of Pedagogical Practice and Forms of Its Organization at the Present Stage of Foreign Language Teachers’ Training” (joint project of VPU and Finnish Joensu University) 1,344
Other expenses 2,000
Centre expenses 66,426 USD
The Institute of History and Philosophy of Educology for Developing Democracies in the World (The Institute), an Initiative of Educology Research Associates/USA (ERA/USA)