Problematic aspects of teachers' competence education: Lithuanian case

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Abstract

This paper presents some r esults from a research study aimed to analyze theoretical aspects of competence education, identify problematic areas of Lithuanian teachers’ competence education, and present the possibilities of development of teachers’ competence education. Contemporary teachers experience high expectations for being at the frontier of innovations in their field of expertise, also, at the frontier of innovations in pedagogical methodologies. In the context of modernization of education the use of Open Educational Resourc es (further on: OER) is becoming a priority. Striving of this research was to reveal if current order of competence education ensures proper identification of the need for teachers’ training and qualification refreshment, and if it motivates teachers to acquire or refresh competencies lacking in professional activity by using horizontal and vertical career. The research data revealed that Lithuanian teachers need educational support in use OER as a contemporary source of teaching materials. Another dimensio n emphasized was the fact that teachers may be in need of educational support to become better acquainted with the legal considerations of both using and producing OER.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDULEARN16
Subtitle of host publicationConference proceedings : 8th International conference on Education and new learning technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6 July, 2016
PublisherIATED Academy
Pages6914-6920
ISBN (Print)9788460888604
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Open educational resources
  • Lifelong learning
  • Teachers’ competences

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Zuzeviciute, V., Ruibytė, L., Adamonienė, R., Pranevičienė, B., & Dobržinskienė, R. (2016). Problematic aspects of teachers' competence education: Lithuanian case. In EDULEARN16 : Conference proceedings : 8th International conference on Education and new learning technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 4-6 July, 2016 (pp. 6914-6920). IATED Academy.