Education Centre of Kretinga District

Education Centre of Kretinga District

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
  • Youth occupation
  • Non-formal adult education
  • Teachers’ professional development
  • Project management
  • 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:

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Art and culture
  • Tourism and exploration
  • Social psychology
Seniors participate in different types of occupations such as:
  • Lectures
  • 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,

J. Pabrėžos g. 8, Kretinga LT-97129, Lithuania

+370 674 13639


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