Research in Didactics

Research overview

The activity of the Didactics Research Cluster at VMU Education Academy is based on the following aims:

  • To research the issues related to the didactics of formal and non-formal education, general and education areas, and the didactics of disciplines.
  • To develop theoretically and empirically grounded innovations in the didactics of formal and non-formal education, general and education areas, and the didactics of disciplines, which focus on the development of a creative and productive personality; to encourage the implementation of such innovations.
  • To explore the ways the knowledge about the neural system can be applied in the processes of education.
  • To study how teacher’s personality, problem-solving skills, management of emotions and self-reflection contribute to constructive and positive interaction with learners.
  • To study the dimensional expression of adolescents’ social and emotional health in the contexts of school and family in Lithuania.
  • To study an integral field of general didactics that covers curriculum, contexts of teaching and learning, aims and tasks, content, strategies, environments, educational processes, assessment and self-assessment.
  • To study personality-related and educational factors of developing motivation for natural sciences among secondary school children.
  • To study the issues related to the education of literacy (linguistic, mathematical, natural sciences, social, visual, musical, theatre) and assessment of achievements of primary school children.
  • To study the teaching and learning environment, the relationship of various physical educational technologies and various learning methods with personal maturity, health and learning outcomes.
  • To study the expression of the processes of art education (music, visual arts) in formal and non-formal education.

Main researchers

  • Leader of the group Prof. Daiva Jakavonytė-Staškuvienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Accoc. Prof. Linas Jašinauskas (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Ala Petrulytė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Palmira Pečiuliauskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Vaiva Jucevičiūtė-Bartkevičienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Rūtenis Paulauskas (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Sniegina Poteliūnienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Ričardas Bartkevičius (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Dalia Survutaitė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Aušra Lisinskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Agnė Brandišauskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Aušra Rutkienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Ilona Tandzegolskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Jolanta Abramauskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Julita Navaitienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Nelė Žilinskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Vida Kazragytė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Daiva Karkockienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Artūras Akelaitis (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Jolita Kudinovienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Donatas Gražulis (VMU Education Academy)
  • Dr. Gerda Mazlaveckienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Dr. Vaiva Rimienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. Darius Radžiukynas (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Renata Kviklienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Danius Vencius (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Romualda Lazauskaitė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Lecturer Rasa Paulauskienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Assoc. Prof. Danguolė Kalesnikienė (VMU Education Academy)
  • Prof. M. Furlong (JAV)
  • Assoc. Prof. Emilija Sakadolskienė (VMU Education Academy)

PhD candidates