First established as Teachers’ Education Centre of Kretinga District organization counts its history from the 1st of September 2000. In 2016 Kretinga District Municipality Council decides to join three organizations:
Kretinga Adult and Youth Training Centre
Pedagogical Psychological Service of Kretinga District
Teachers' Education Centre of Kretinga District.
From the 1st of September 2016 combined working organization is EDUCATION CENTRE OF KRETINGA DISTRICT. Centre is a non-formal adult education and continuing education coordinator in Kretinga district. The only centre like this in Lithuania. Centre's activity model includes:
A formal adult and youth education
Non-formal adult education
Teachers’ professional development
Teachers’ methodological activity
Cooperation with the social partners
Psychological research of children
Psychological, social and educational, special educational assistance
Organization of tourism activities
Since 2010, the Centre established the Third age university (TAU), which brings together about 220 Kretinga district seniors over the age of 55 years. Kretinga TAU seniors’ activity content develops in the following directions:
Art and culture
Tourism and exploration
Seniors participate in different types of occupations such as:
Courses (ICT basics, English, using PowerPoint, e-banking)
Trainings (painting on a silk, wool felting, mandala painting, singing, folk dances, post card making, cutting from paper etc.).
Seniors actively participate in Foto-video club activities, they learn how to use cameras, how to make high quality photos, make videos, arrange exhibitions in Kretinga district, other cities and even foreign countries. Actively participating in TAU activities seniors start to volunteer themselves. They read lectures, conduct practical trainings, involve each other to participate in civil social campaigns. In this way a mature life diverse possibilities reveals more effectively. New forms of learning, lectures-discussions provide the opportunity to experience fellowship, the joy of joint activities, encourages thinking over the ways of reflection, to evaluate their expectations.
Aurelija Jedenkiene:Deputy director for non-formal education, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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