Centre of Educational Competence

Centre of Educational Competence is a nationally recognised, modern, open to the public, socially active centre for collecting experience, improving qualification, and disseminating scientific knowledge and competence.

Accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (order of 22-02-2017 No. V-96), Centre of Educational Competence of the KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities is an institution which implements qualification trainings for adults, mostly teachers and professionals providing academic support.

Our vision – a nationally recognised, modern, open to the public, socially active centre for collecting experience, improving qualification, and disseminating scientific knowledge and competence.

The Centre’s mission – spreading pedagogical knowledge, developing educational innovation and thus contributing to the improvement of qualification of the professionals working in the field of education and training.

The principal activities of the Centre of Educational Competence: developing and implementing non-formal education programmes based on the latest scientific knowledge and innovative pedagogical practices, consulting educators, preparing and implementing projects, working with school communities by providing personalised qualification trainings for educators based on the results of school self-evaluation.

The Centre collaborates with 32 partners: schools of general education, vocational schools, pre-school education institutions and non-governmental organizations. The Centre maintains an especially strong partnership with the KTU Gymnasium, KTU Engineering Lyceum and KTU Vaižgantas progymnasium.


Donata Lisaitė

A. Mickevičiaus st. 37, Kaunas
Tel. : +370 652 81294
E-mail: donata.lisaite@ktu.lt


Trainings and services

The Centre has 66 institutional-level non-formal education programmes designed to improve the qualifications of educators. The programmes can be carried out traditionally or virtually.


We invite school communities and educators to choose the qualification improvement trainings according to the non-formal education programmes.

List of programmes

We consult school communities and teachers in the following areas:

  • Higher education
  • Social pedagogy
  • Management of educational institution
  • Education policy
  • Teacher training
  • The teacher’s roles and activities
  • Didactics and learning how to learn
  • The content of education (planning and organising)

To arrange a consultation, please contact us by e-mail or phone.



The creators and lecturers of the Centre’s training programmes for educators are highly competent university teachers having practical experience in working with teachers. The majority of lecturers are working in the field of Educational Sciences in KTU Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Since 2016, the Centre creates new teacher training programmes in collaboration with the Dean of Faculty of Chemical Technology, Professor Eugenijus Valatka, the Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Assoc. prof. dr. B. Narkevičienė, and Head of the Department of Physics, Professor Giedrius Laukaitis.

The lecturers of the Centre’s training programmes are presented bellow with their research and/or practice areas:

Assoc. prof. Nida Ambrasė General didactics, possibilities to apply information and communication technology/electronic learning, teacher training, learning for adults, family pedagogy.
Lecturer Audronė Astrauskienė Educational technology for health promotion, physical education, volleyball.
Assoc. prof. dr. Aldona Augustinienė Educational psychology, education for career, social responsibility, teacher training, e-teaching/learning, Lithuanian language teaching and learning, mentorship, and reverse mentorship.
Prof. dr. Nijolė Bankauskienė General didactics, possibilities to apply information and communication technology /electronic learning, teacher training, learning for adults, family pedagogy.
Assoc. prof. dr. Vaino Brazdeikis Application of ICT in education, application of ICT in educational management, assessment of teachers’ competences of applying ICT.
Assoc. prof. dr. Gintautas Cibulskas Educational management, leadership, research methodology, development and expression of leadership, management of organisational changes, strategic planning in organization, management of the education system and its organizations, personality’s potential and its realisation possibilities, social research.
Assoc. prof. dr. Nijolė Čiučiulkienė Teacher training, competences of educators, foreign language teaching, communication emancipation, public speaking and rhetoric, teaching of argumentation competences, teaching of mentoring competences, English literature criticism.
Prof. habil. dr. Palmira Jucevičienė Methodological problems of educational science, modern education systems, learning environments, issues regarding development and recognition of competences, educational novation, modernisation of higher education, educational management, and organisational behaviour.
Assoc. prof. dr. Irina Klizienė Including people (who are excluded due to health issues e.g. experiencing non-specific/chronic back pain, motor system resistance to acute muscle pain syndrome) to active social life, educational technology for health promotion, occupational health.
Prof. dr. Giedrius Laukaitis Contemporary physics and demonstrations in classes.
Lecturer Mantas Masaitis The application of ICT in education.
Assoc. prof. dr. Raimonda Minkutė-Henrickson Higher education; professional ethics, business communication.
Assoc. prof. dr. Bronė Narkevičienė Interesting mathematics, teaching gifted children, preparation for the matura examination in mathematics.
Lecturer Vytautas Pliauga Physical education, basketball.
Assoc. prof. dr. Vilija Stanišauskienė Education for career, career development, learning for adults.
Prof. dr. Edita Štuopytė Social education in a community, children socialisation problems, social educational activities of non-governmental organisations in a community, social educational assistance to refugees and migrants.
Prof. dr. Eugenijus Valatka Modern instrumental analysis in chemistry classes.

Doctoral students