Welcome Dr. Laima Kyburienė to American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Dr. Laima Kyburienė

Kauno kolegija/University of Applied Sciences

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Laima Kyburienė to Join the Editorial Board of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews. Dr. Laima Kyburienė is an Assoc.professor of Kauno kolegija/University of Applied Sciences, Kedainiai Jonusas Radvila Study Center.

September 2003 onwards
Head of Education Department and assoc. professor of psychology;
Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (Kauno kolegija), 20 Pramones pr., LT-50468 Kaunas, Lithuania
Main activities and responsibilities: planning and organization all activities of the department, mentoring of social studies education program, developing research capacity at an international level through collaboration, enhancing the research capacity of the program by developing proposals and applications for future research in the field, writing and publishing international-quality research papers in high impact academic journals, preparing academic papers for international publication, participating in and providing input to the activities of the social studies education program, such as organisation of seminars and workshops, creating and fostering contacts with other researchers and research groups to discuss shared research interests and explore potential collaboration, as appropriate, contribute to teaching/training activities in the area of the fellowship, undertake such other duties as may reasonably be requested; teaching psychology and preparing ralated material as well.
September 1997 – August 2003
Lecturer of psychology; Kedainiai Jonusas Radvila College, 4 J. Basanavičiaus str., LT-57178, Kedainiai, Lithuania
Main activities and responsibilities: teaching psychology and preparing ralated material
September 1989 – August 1997
Special educational needs (SEN) teacher; Kedainiai Special Boarding school, 99 J. Basanaviciaus str. LT-57351, Kedainiai, Lithuania
Main activities and responsibilities: teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within or outside the class; preparing lessons and resources; marking and assessing work; developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils; using special equipment and facilities, such as audio-visual materials and computers, to stimulate interest in learning; collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum; assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils’ special needs; liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists; liaising closely with parents and guardians; organizing learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events; assisting in severely disabled pupils’ personal care/medical needs; administration, including updating and maintaining records on pupils’ progress; attending statutory annual reviews, or other related meetings such as Looked After Child (LAC) reviews, regarding students with an SEN, which may involve reviewing statements of special educational needs; receiving in-service training; behaviour management.
September 2005 – November 2009
PhD of of Science in Education and Psychology
Thesis Title: „Modelling a Socially Integral Teaching/ Learning Environment in The Classroom”.
Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania.

September 1996 – June1998
Master degree of Science in Education and Psychology and qualification of teacher of psychology.
Vilnius Pedagogical University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

September 1990 – July1995
Bachelor degree of Science in Education and Psychology and qualifocation of special education needs teacher and speech therapist
Siauliai University, Siauliai, Lithuania


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