Educational Publishing in the Baltics: from Soviet state-sponsored textbooks to digital learning, and teaching materials in 30 years.

Educational Publishing in the Baltics: from Soviet state-sponsored textbooks to digital learning, and teaching materials in 30 years.

11 Apr 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

The Faculty
Language:
English

This year, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are celebrating the centenary of their independence. Independent statehood, however, was in all three countries reinstated short of thirty years ago. The process involved many reforms in all walks of life, education included, and necessitated the introduction of a new educational programme, new curricula, new study materials. In what way has educational publishing developed during these thirty years? What sort of an impact does technological progress have on study materials? How have schools adopted digital materials, and are schools/teachers prepared to accept and implement them? Do the current educational policies support the preparation of and transition to digital learning and teaching materials?

Contributors

  • Helga Holtkamp

    Moderator

    European Educational Publishing Group

    After training as a teacher for German and English, Helga worked as an editor for several educational publishers in the UK, amongst them Oxford...

  • Marili Pärtel

    Speaker

    Head of E-Learning Materials

    Publishing House Maurus

    Marili has been responsible for digital materials of Maurus for the past two years, acting as an editor and looking for new solutions for future...

  • Jurgita Nacevičienė

    Speaker

    Director

    Publishing house “Šviesa”

    Jurgita Nacevičienė is the director of Sviesa – the most experienced educational content publisher in Lithuania. Sviesa is a part of the...

  • Sintija Buhanovska

    Speaker

    Head of E-Learning Materials

    Publishing house “Zvaigzne ABC”

    Sintija has been responsible for digital strategies at Zvaigzne ABC Publishers, the leading publishing house in Latvia, for the past seven years....

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