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.
- 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.
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.
- Creative Partnerships Development of Creativity in General Education Schools of Lithuania by Applying and Implementing the Model of Creative Partnerships
- Empowering School Librarians
- Providing Wider Possibilities for Choosing a Learning Pathway by Students aged 14-19, Phase II: Deeper Learning Differentiation and Individualization for Ensuring Education Quality Demanded by the Modern Labor World
- Development of the Key Competencies in Basic School (grades 5–8)
- Development of Elective children’s education funding model and its testing in municipalities
- Development In-service Training and Retraining of Teachers‘ (Phase II)
- Development of Primary Education
- Development and Introduction of the System Enhancing the Technological Competencies of Vocational Teachers and Lecturers
- Storage of electronic learning programs and subjects for adults
- Development of the adult education system by providing key competences to learners
- Development of lifelong learning opportunities in rural areas (2nd phase)
- Dissemination Model of Curriculum Innovations
In 1945 the Republican Pedagogical Cabinet at the Ministry of Education was founded. In 1950 the cabinet was transformed into Republican Teacher Qualification Improvement Institute which had the main function of teacher qualification improvement and teacher training. In 1990 after the independence of our country was restored, the institute was rearranged into Lithuanian In-Service Teacher Training Institute. In 1999 the institute reorganised into Pedagogues Professional Development Centre (PPDC). The main goals of this institute were: dissemination of education reform ideas and innovations, implementation of strategic in-service training projects and programmes, preparation of consultants for regions, organisation and coordination of methodological activity, preparation of methodological tools for teachers.
In 1958 the Scientific School Research Institute was established which was reorganised into Pedagogical Scientific Research Institute and later into Institute of Pedagogy. In 1991 Education Development Centre was established after the restructuring of the Institute of Pedagogy. The main EDC tasks were: the preparation and introduction of the documents which determine the curriculum and methodological material for teachers, organisation and implementation of education system monitoring, preparation of education development models.
In 2003 Teachers’ Competence Centre (TCC) was established. This institution organised the supervision of in-service teacher training quality, accreditation of in-service teacher training institutions and their programmes, and provision of methodological support. TCC had been coordinating the attestation of pedagogues and school administrators, implementing expert in-service teacher training evaluation and participating in expertise of teacher training programmes.
In 2005 after the reorganisation of Distance (Extramural) Education centre, Lithuanian Adult Education and Information Centre (LAEIC) started its activity. The Centre had been providing support for continuing adult education, gathering and storing data about adult education possibilities, about institutions which provide adult education and their programmes, disseminating information, testing adult education status and needs, implementing different projects about adult education development.
M. Katkaus str. 44, LT-09217 Vilnius
Tel. (+370 5) 275 2362,
Fax. (+370 5) 272 4315
Geležinio Vilko str. 12, LT-01112 Vilnius
Tel. (+370 5) 277 2195,
Fax. (+370 5) 277 2191
Education programmes and methodological support to teachers
■ Lower Secondary/Basic
■ Upper Secondary
■ Non-formal Education
Teacher training Coordination
■ In-service training programme accreditation
■ In-service training Institution accreditation
■ Non-formal Adult Education
■ Andragogue Training
■ Distance Education
Expert and other Activities
and education tools
■ EU projects