Non-formal education

a wide range of learning possibilities based on scientific researches and available for everyone who wants to gain new knowledge and skills, deepen the present competencies and is interested in personal development.

 

Non-formal children education

General information

The University invites children to participate in various activities of non-formal education that involve in creative or scientific activities and purposefully plan their future. The activities of non-formal education organised at the University promote the occupation of children, develop a creative, responsible, curious personality capable of critical thinking. The competencies acquired by children help them pass their national examinations and be admitted the University, as well as more easily adapt to the changing socio-cultural environment. We invite the children who want to acquire new knowledge, skills and experience to:

  • Participate in the programmes of non-formal education;
  • Participate in the events of non-formal education.

Registration

Please contact the organizers of the programmes before the registration; they will inform you about the further procedure of the registration. You can register by filling an online registration form or at the department organizing the training.

Programmes

The programmes of non-formal education are the programmes approved and provided under the procedure stipulated by the University intended for the development of general competencies and acquisition of new ones. The programmes can be executed as training, courses and other forms.

We offer more than 20 programmes of non-formal education for children of various ages, including the study fields of informatics, engineering, arts, business and public management.

The University’s departments organize the training for the children of 3-12 forms. The classes are organised after school, on weekends or at other time convenient to the participants.

Events

The events of non-formal education are the activities of non-formal education intended for personal self-expression, creation of meaningful leisure time, cognition and orientation as well as career planning. The events of non-formal education include interesting lectures, seminars, laboratory works, excursions, conferences and other short-term events for children.

It is an effective and interesting method to get children involved in creative and scientific activities. The organised events include the study fields of mathematics, physics, electronics engineering, electrical engineering and energy engineering.

The events of non-formal education are intended for the children of 1-12 forms. The duration of the events varies from 45 minutes to 4 hours; they can be organised for groups of up to 25 children. By the agreement with lecturers, the events can be organised at school as well as at the University.

Payment for services

Most of the programmes for schoolchildren are free of charge or partially financed by the funds for non-formal education of schoolchildren. A child can participate in one training per year financed by these funds; a full fee has to be paid for additional training. A fee is charged for a part of these organised programmes.

Certificates

A participant’s certificate is issued to every participant who successfully completes the training of non-formal education.

 

Non-formal adult education

General information

The University invites to participate in various activities of non-formal education that provide new knowledge and skills, expand the present competencies, grant the possibilities of retraining and develop your personality. The innovative activities of non-formal education provide a possibility to become competitive participants of the labour market with a wide range of skills and knowledge. The adults who want to acquire new knowledge and experience can:

  • Participate in the programmes of non-formal education;
  • Participate in the short-term events;
  • Study their preferred study modules as unclassified students.

The adults who have acquired competencies via non-formal or informal education can apply to the University regarding the recognition of their competencies.

Registration

Please contact the organizers of the training before the registration; they will inform you about the further procedure of the registration. You can register by filling an online registration form or at the department organizing the training.

Programmes

The programmes of non-formal education are the programmes approved and provided under the procedure stipulated by the University intended for the development of professional and general competencies and acquisition of new ones. The programmes can be executed as training, courses and other forms.

We offer a wide range of programmes of non-formal education programmes for adults, including the programmes in the study fields of informatics, physical sciences, engineering, technologies, social sciences, education, humanities, arts, business and public management.

The programmes can be prepared or adjusted with regards to the requests of legal entities. The classes are organised during working hours, in the evenings, during vacations or at other time convenient to the participants, except for the cases when the organiser of the programmes has already prepared a timetable for classes.

The persons who want to participate in the programmes have to apply to the contact person indicated at the preferred programme.

Events

The events of non-formal education are the activities of non-formal education intended for personal self-expression, personal development and creation of meaningful leisure time. The events can be provided as seminars, lectures, conferences and other forms.

The events of non-formal education are /an excellent way to learn about the latest trends in the professional field and make new contacts with specialists in your area.

The duration of the events for adults varies from several academic hours to several days. The adults who have no previous education, experience or knowledge in the professional field can participate in the events unless the event’s description specifies otherwise.

Study modules

If you decide to study individual study modules, you can choose from the modules of all the study programmes provided by the University. Choosing of the study module you are interested in allows you to acquire and develop your required competencies and skills, expand or deepen the knowledge in a certain study field during the lectures.

The adults attend the lectures of individual study modules with the University’s students. They make the unclassified student’s learning agreements with the University, take the final assessments and receive the academic transcripts specifying the volume in credits and the evaluation of the completed modules. Moreover, in case of a sufficient number of unclassified students, the University provides a possibility to form a group of unclassified students with a convenient timetable.

A list of the taught study modules is presented for each study programme (Programme > Subjects). The persons who want to study the study modules have to apply to the Study Centre of the respective department.

Recognition of qualification

If you have at least secondary education, your competencies (acquired in your work activities, non-formal education system for adults, unpaid or voluntary work, traineeships, courses, seminars and projects, via individual learning or in your free time) can be recognized and assessed.

If you submit proof of your knowledge, abilities and skills described in the study module’s results, we will provide you with the credits of the respective study module. The volume of the study credits given during the assessment and recognition of the candidate’s learning achievements cannot exceed 50% of the study programme the candidate intends to study.

The procedure of the assessment and recognition of the learning achievements is conducted during the entire academic year. The duration and volume of the procedure are stipulated before the signing and included in the agreement made with the candidate.

The procedure of the assessment and recognition of the learning achievements consists of the following stages:

  • information;
  • consultation;
  • assessment;
  • inclusion of competencies.

During the information stage, we present the principles, procedure and financial conditions of the assessment and recognition of the learning achievements, help to select the study subjects which learning outcomes (competencies) can be included.

During the consultation stage, a consultant helps a candidate to prepare for the assessment: which results of the study subject that are equivalent of proof should be collected and how they should be presented, how to prepare a folder of the learning achievements, how to prepare for the assessment according to the various assessment methods (test, interview, etc.).

An assessor decides which assessment methods will be used for the learning achievements, informs the candidate and assigns an assessment date. After the assessment of the candidate, the assessor provides a conclusion – recognize, not recognize or partially recognize the submitted proof of the candidate’s learning achievements acquired via non-formal and informal education.

When the candidate’s submitted proof only partially substantiates the study module’s results (competencies), the assessor decides which part of the study subject can be included; additional consultations can be organised at the candidate’s request.

Regarding the assessment of the learning achievements acquired via non-formal and informal education and the recognition of competencies, apply to the Study Centres of the faculties.

 

Payment for services

A fee is charged for the programmes of non-formal education. A fee for programmes, events or study modules can be paid by a natural person or a legal entity (employer, association, project, etc.). Part of the events of non-formal education (seminars, courses, lectures, etc.) is free of charge.  An unclassified student who studies individual study modules pays for the number of credits.

Certificates

A participant’s certificate is issued to every participant who successfully completes the programmes of non-formal education. The unclassified students who study their chosen study modules are issued the academic transcripts.

 

Events

 

Contacts

Rasa Šiugždinytė

Coordinator of Non-Formal Education

K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas
phone: +370 (671) 36 146
email neformalus.svietimas@ktu.lt

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