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Education Development Centre

National Network: 
Lithuania
Address: 
M.Katkaus str. 44, LT-09217
Vilnius
Lithuania
Telephone: 
+370 5 275 2362
Fax: 
+370 5 272 4315
E-Mail (3): 
Mobile Phone: 
+370 685 55761
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
2009
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Education Development Centre is a state educational institution which provides educational support for students, teachers and for school.
Education Development centre (EDC) was established on the 1st of September in 2009 after the reorganisation of Pedagogues Professional Development Centre (PPDC), Education Development Centre (EDC), Teachers’ Competence Centre (TCC), Lithuanian Adult Education and Information Centre (LAEIC) and is the largest institution under the direct authority of the Ministry of Education and Science. Education Development Centre proceeds on implementing and develops the activities of reorganised educational institutions and is responsible for the most important areas of educational support for Lithuanian educational community.
EDC develops general education curriculum, teacher training programmes, and implements continuing adult education, evaluates textbooks and educational tools, carries out EU Structural Support projects, and successfully collaborates with teachers of all Subject Associations and the other social partners.

Mission and Objectives: 

EDC aims:
- Formation of general, non-formal children and adult education curriculum which corresponds to the needs of society;
- Initiation, creation and implementation of innovations in the field of general education as well as non-formal children and adult education;
- Initiation and implementation of general, non-formal children and continuing adult education quality assurance activities.

Main Projects / Activities: 

ACTIVITY SCOPE
Education programmes and methodological support to teachers
■ Pre-primary/ Pre-school
■ Primary
■ Lower Secondary/Basic
■ Upper Secondary
■ Non-formal Education
Teacher training Coordination
■ Events
■ Certification
■ In-service training programme accreditation
■ In-service training Institution accreditation
Adult Education
■ State language
■ Non-formal Adult Education
■ Andragogue Training
■ Distance Education
■ Publications
Expert and other Activities
■ Textbook and education tools evaluation
■ Researches
■ Monitoring
Projects
■ National
■ International
■ EU projects

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We would be glad to share our expertise and experience in the fields of formal and non-formal education.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Being a member of ALF would mean greater co-operation and information opportunities in the field of children, young people and adult education.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Giedrė Tumosaitė
Head of the organisation: 
Giedrius Vaidelis