|Productive Learning as a pilot project in Lithuania was presented to the education community in 2012 and since then is being implemented in practice.
Productive Learning Schools and Teachers in Lithuania
On 1 September 2012, three Productive Learning classes for the 9th grade schoolchildren were opened in Kaunas Rokai Secondary School, Kėdainiai Youth School and Panevėžys District Paįstrys Secondary School. Two Productive Learning teachers at each school work with the group of 10-15 pupils.
Experts from the Institute for Productive Learning in Europe (IPLE, Germany) and local education professionals are assisting in a two-year programme of the model implementation mainly helping with teachers’ education.
National legislation is also being changed according to the needs of the Productive Learning method implementation at school.
24th INEPS Congress in Vilnius
|The 24th INEPS Congress “Productive Learning: Another Way of Thinking” was held on 6-10 May 2012 in Lithuania. Lithuania was selected to host the 24th INEPS Congress in 2012 due to active promotion of alternative education ideas in the country and the start of the pilot implementation of the productive learning model in some local schools.
The Congress events were organized in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and in Kaunas, the second largest town. During four days, about 200 people participated in the Congress events: 34 INEPS members from 9 countries (Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the USA, and Lithuania) as well as 150 local education professionals.
More about the 24th INEPS Congress in Vilnius.
About the Project “Alternative Education”
The Productive Learning pilot model is implemented within the framework of the Project “Alternative Education” which aims to create conditions for development of alternative education, to implement its ideas and to introduce alternative education methods at school.
|The Project “Alternative Education” is initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (MES) and implemented by the Education Supply Center (ESC) affiliated with the MES. By implementing the Project “Alternative Education” the ESC is cooperating with schools trying to invent alternative teaching and learning methods and to reduce the number of drop-outs.
The “Alternative Education” (Alternatyvusis ugdymas in Lithuanian) is a constituent part of the Education Improvement Project + (EIP +).
EIP+ was drawn up aiming at the implementation of Priority Axis 2 “Life-long learning” of the 2007–2013 Human Resource Development Operational Programme and Priority 2 “Quality and accessibility of public services: health, education, and social infrastructure” of the 2007–2013 Operational Programme “Promotion of Cohesion”. The Project “Alternative Education” is financed under the Human Resource Development Action Program by the European Social Fund Agency and from the budget of the Republic of Lithuania.
Project “Alternative Education”
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