We invite you to participate in an international interdisciplinary conference “Nurturing Critical Minds: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Education and the Workforce”. The conference will take place at Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, Lithuania, on 27–28 June 2024.  The conference will also be held remotely.

The main aim of the conference is to present research on the development of students’ critical thinking in different disciplines at university and to discuss examples of good practice. The conference will also discuss how labour market institutions assess university graduates in terms of critical thinking and how students’ critical thinking skills could be fostered during professional internships.



Key Conference Highlights:  

  • Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Educational Innovation
  • Best Practice Sharing
  • Research Presentations


We welcome presentations in the following Panel Sessions:


  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in Teacher training programmes 
  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in Foreign language teaching 
  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in Literary and Intercultural studies 
  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in Mathematics and IT studies 
  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in the studies of Economics 
  • Panel session: Critical thinking development in the studies of Medicine 




The abstracts should be submitted at the conference website: https://www.criticalminds.flf.vu.lt/registration   by 25 April 2024.

For more information, please visit the conference website: https://www.criticalminds.flf.vu.lt/

Plenary speakers:

  • Inga Jončienė (Head of Business Development at Alliance for Recruitment)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sandra Kairė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Adam Mastandrea (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daiva Penkauskienė (Modern Didactics Center, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania)
  • Prof. Dr. Dimitris Pnevmatikos (University of Western Macedonia, Greece)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luis Sebastião (University of Evora, Portugal)
  • Alistair Starling (Co-Founder and Managing Director, European Diplomats, Germany)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erika Vaiginienė (Vilnius University, Lithuania)


We look forward to your participation at the conference!


Conference organizers are:

The Institute of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University


The Department of Primary Education and the Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Western Macedonia.

The conference is organized in cooperation with the Faculties of Vilnius University:

Faculty of Philosophy

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration


On behalf of the Organising Committee –

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