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Project description
Project management
About Productive Learning:

What is PL? (IPLE)
What is PL? (PROVED)


Project partners:

- Omnia (Espoo)
- IPLE (Berlin)
- GS-Schule (Berlin)
- Protasi (Patras)
- 2nd LC (Patras)

- ESC (Vilnius)
- AYS (Kedainiai)
- VETC (Kedainiai)

Results and documents:

Flyers and leaflets
Material for teachers










Education Supply Centre - ESC, Vilnius (Lithuania)
(Svietimo ir mokslo ministerijos Svietimo aprupinimo centras - SAC)

The Education Supply Centre (ESC) is registered as a budgetary public institution and was established in 2000 as an affiliated body of the Ministry of Education and Science. The main aim of ESC is to improve the qualification of the educational workers, to arrange the provision of textbooks, educational literature, other school supplies, inventor and school documentation for educational institutions.

The staff consists of 57 people with different qualifications: public procurement specialists, project and program managers and administrators, public relation specialists, journalists, editors, accountants, technicians, lawyer and secretary. Many of them are former teachers.

Over past few years the ESC focused strongly on the preparation and implementation of national programs and projects which improve quality of teaching and learning in general education. One of the projects is the “Alternative Education” (2012 - 2015) project which aims to invent alternative teaching and learning methods and thus to reduce early school leaving and dropping-out. One of these methods is a new educational approach in Lithuanian schools – Productive Learning.

The main Partners of ESC are (selection of actual partners): Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Social Pedagogues Association, regional teachers’ training centers in all over Lithuania, all municipalities (60), hundreds of schools in the whole country, Mykolas Romeris University, partners at INEPS (International Network of Productive Learning Projects and Schools) from 15 European countries and the USA, e.g. IPLE in Germany or Protasi in Greece.

Since 2007 ESC has started to interest in Productive learning and came up with the national project “Alternative Education” initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science and financed by the ESF. ESC has prepared the project, coordinates and implements it, including the introduction of Productive Learning in three basic schools. Project activities include: school counseling, teachers’ training and program, materials development. ESC has also started an initiative to invent Productive Learning in the higher education offering the Productive Learning module for the future pedagogues. Besides the “Alternative Education” project ESC has coordinated and implemented various ESF and European Regional Development Fund projects: “Time For Leaders” (2008 - 2014), “Preschool Education Development”(2012 - 2015), “Infrastructural Development of Technologies, Art and Natural Sciences” (2009 - 2014), “Networks of Learning Schools” (2009 - 2012), “Modernization of schools’ libraries“(2009 - 2012), “Modernization of schools“ (2009 - 2013), “Environment Adjustment of Youth Schools“ (2010 -2013). The experience mentioned above gives ESC a wide-range skills and the right qualification for initiating, designing, managing, implementing and disseminating projects like this. Being a core institution for inventing Productive Learning in Lithuania ESC has raised a deep awareness about Productive Learning method and its embedding it in a new educational field, in case of this project - in vocational training system.

The following experts of ESC will be involved in the project:

Simona Plienaitytė
Migla Pinkeviciene

See also: www.sac.smm.lt