Productive Learning in Lithuania
From March 2012 to August 2014 a collaborative project was started between the IPLE and the ‘Education Supply Centre’ (ESC) of the Ministry of Education in Lithuania. The aim is to introduce Productive Learning in three schools in Lithuania.
Under the title ‘Produktyvusis mokymasis’ (Productive Learning) the following three schools embarked on a journey to establish the Productive Learning educational programme and to develop a school-centred concept:
- Kauno Rokų vidurinė mokykla
(Kaunas Rokai Community Secondary School, Kaunas)
Participating educators: Vanda Mažeikienė, Asta Karlienė
- Panevėžio rajono Paįstrio Juozo Zikaro vidurinė mokykla
(Panevėžys District Pajstrys Secondary School, Panevėžys)
Participating educators: Vaclovas Krikščiūnas, Rasa Urbonavičienė
- Kėdainių Jaunimo Mokykla
(Kédainiai Youth School, Kédainiai)
Participating educators: Violeta Ramanauskaitė, Laura Paulauskien
Each school set up a learning-group with 10 to 15 participants. Depending on the school, these participants studied for 1.5 to 3 days at a practical workplace and 2 to 3.5 days in school. According to educators, there have been already signs of positive and sometimes even unexpected developments among the youngsters six months after the introduction of Productive Learning in these schools.
The further education programme of the IPLE ‘Productive Learning in Europe’ (2 years) qualified the six participating educators alongside their projects. The certified programme consisted of:
- 12 further training seminars in Lithuania (2 days each)
- 3 further training seminars in Germany (3 days each)
- 12 school-centred training seminars in Lithuania
- A long-distance training programme on the basis of 12 Study Letters (2 years)
- Advice via a chat room of the ESC on-line platform (fortnightly)
Additionally, the educators are monitored by the ‘Education Supply Centre’ (ESC) of the Ministry of Education in Lithuania. This process entails further training programmes, translation work, a comprehensive project evaluation and dissemination. For more information please refer to the ESC Website.
The project ended on 30.08.2014.
Daniel Guzmán: daniel.guzman (at) iple.de