Kaunas Teacher Qualification Centre is pleased to cooperate with the National Museum of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. 2021 m. 27 April Both institutions organised a seminar “HOW THE LAND OF THE PRAEITY IS KNOWN: The Creation and Development of the Sovereigns’ Residence in Vilnius (14th – 15th centuries)” for teachers of history, civic education, art, music, and elementary education. This is the first module of the programme “Developing inclusive cognition in the museum: interactive teaching(learning) models” (44 hours). The aim of the programme is to present the cultural and historical heritage of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania through active teaching methods, based on the information of the cultural and historical heritage objects preserved in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and the data gathered by the museum’s researchers, in order to improve the co-cultural, general and professional competences of educators.
Dr. Ramunė Šmigelskytė-Stukienė, Deputy Director for Culture and Science of the National Museum of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, welcomed and congratulated both institutions on their beneficial cooperation.
The seminar was led by a team of researchers and educators from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania Museum: education methodologist Dr. Nelija Kostinienė “Learning in a non-traditional space: how to prepare for it and make the most of it”; Senior Archaeologist Egidijus Ožalas “Development of the residence of the Lithuanian rulers based on the latest research on the residence of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania”; senior restorer Mantvidas Mieliauskas “Restoration of archaeological finds“; dendrochronologist Dr Rūtilė Pukienė “When objects tell you when they were born: dendrochronological dating”; Rasa Valatkevičienė, Chief Archaeologist, PhD student at Vilnius University “Finding Histories – Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Research (Stones, Gems, Metals)”; Active cognitive techniques and methods presented by Vida Kaunienė, Chief Educator “The tale of the leather shoes (Workshop for the rebirth of an object)” and educator Daiva Tuinylienė “Gediminiti: playing the legend (Gediminas’ Dream)”.
On behalf of all the participants, we would like to thank the team of researchers and educators of the Palace of the Grand Dukes Museum for the detailed and very useful information, which not only expanded the knowledge of the participants, but will also be a great tool for teaching history.
Laura Vaitkevičienė, Methodologist, Kaunas Teacher Qualification Centre