Diagnosing levels of dance composition skills in the study process

Rita Spalva
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Both the rapid cultural processes in the world and in Europe and the high empirical level of the art activities in the society have developed preconditions for the analysis of dance composition in the correlation between theoretical and empirical findings (???????, 2008). It has cleared the way to the research of dance composition skills within the study process. Development of dance composition skills is one of the most significant tasks of the study process in the education of dance teachers and choreographers. It stimulates personality development and creative skills of students in the development of socially significant art objects. Diagnosing levels of dance compositions skills gives wide possibilities for the development of such skills by using the experience and abilities of each individual student. Lasīt vairāk "Diagnosing levels of dance composition skills in the study process"

Humour as indirect influence: different types of managers’ sense of humour and psychological climate in a team

Jānis Roze
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

This article examines whether different levels and types of managers’ sense of humour influence psychological climate in a work team.

The Aim of the Study

To investigate whether different levels out of four humour styles (affiliative, self-enhancing, aggressive, and self-defeating) and managers’ sense of humour influence the psychological climate in a team of employees. Lasīt vairāk "Humour as indirect influence: different types of managers’ sense of humour and psychological climate in a team"

Understanding of Latvian studying youth about mobility and migration in multi-dimensional society nowadays

Sandra Rone, Anna Līduma
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Rapid inhabitant mobility and migration to European and other countries in the world as well as in the territory of Latvia goes on since Latvia has become the member of the European Union. There are several possible reasons for that: economic crisis in the country, low salaries in the social state sector, individual strivings and aspirations of every person to achieve self-realization. Many children become parentless as parents go to different countries. A part of Latvia’s inhabitants come back but a part of them continue to live abroad. This was the reason for choosing the topic to study. Lasīt vairāk "Understanding of Latvian studying youth about mobility and migration in multi-dimensional society nowadays"

Analytical methods in the process of learning music

Imants Mežaraups
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Learning to perform any new musical work is a multi-dimensional task for any musician, young or old, experienced or novice. In most academic situations (as opposed to improvisatorial situations typical for jazz and popular music), the musician must acquire all of the needed musical information from the notated score, and translate that to actual performance. This process can be expedited and made more accurate if analytical methods are employed in studying the musical score.

The Aim of the Study

To briefly illustrate analytical methods that have been proposed by music theorists, but here not for the sake of music theory as such, but rather to enhance the learning process for any practicing musician. Analysis can be a practical tool that enables musicians to learn more quickly. Lasīt vairāk "Analytical methods in the process of learning music"

Theory Basis of Educational Cognition

Ausma Špona
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The modern society develops rapidly, and constantly significant changes take place in economics, politics, social processes. The processes of changes leave behind schools, education, upbringing, and neither society, nor personality needs, nor individual potential improvement at school is satisfied.

Aim of the Study

To analyse the unity of didactics, pedagogical psychology and methods as the theory basis of pupils’ educational cognition. Lasīt vairāk "Theory Basis of Educational Cognition"

Stress Reduction Programme Straimy and Biofeedback Measurement System Adaption in Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy

Guna Svence, Tija Kazāka
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The research is based on Project “Biofeedback system in adapting process of STRAIMY and EMYK from Leipzig University to RTTEMA Professional master programme in psychology” results in 2008.

Aim of the Study

To experimentally study the indicators of the biological reciprocal link with Biofeedback test system in five experimental groups for adapting prof. M. Stueck’s (Leipzig University) programme for stress reduction. Lasīt vairāk "Stress Reduction Programme Straimy and Biofeedback Measurement System Adaption in Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy"

Aggressive Driving: Associations Between Car’s Brand and Driver’s Gender Among Young Drivers in Latvia

Viktorija Perepjolkina
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

In Latvian community, there is a strong social belief that BMW owners are more aggressive than the drivers of other car brands.

Aim of the Study

To investigate the effects of private car’s brand (BMW vs. non-BMW), driver’s gender, and their interaction on self-reported aggressive driving behaviour among young Latvian drivers. Lasīt vairāk "Aggressive Driving: Associations Between Car’s Brand and Driver’s Gender Among Young Drivers in Latvia"

Work Motivation Peculiarities of Employees From Various Industries in Latvia

Anita Lasmane, Iveta Kāposta, Nils Sautiņš
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

As a result of theory and empiric researches, in this article the authors analyse peculiarities of work motivation in companies of educational, service sphere, national armed forces, finance fields according to various motivation theory positions.

Aim of the Study

To comparatively analyse the empirically acquired data on peculiarities of work motivation in companies of various fields. Lasīt vairāk "Work Motivation Peculiarities of Employees From Various Industries in Latvia"

European Structural Funds Support to Further Training and Increasing Competitiveness of Pedagogues of Latvia

Valdis Krastiņš, Vairis Ļaudams
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

Attraction of funds from European social funds for increasing economic and professional competitiveness of teachers of Latvia is strategically important.

Aim of the Study

To research the options to increase the efficiency of education management in Latvia. Lasīt vairāk "European Structural Funds Support to Further Training and Increasing Competitiveness of Pedagogues of Latvia"

Development of Youth Sensomotoric Coordination in Acquisition of Playing Percussion Instruments

Tālis Gžibovskis, Māra Marnauza, Daina Voita, Viktorija Perepjolkina
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

In playing percussion instruments, the main activity takes place through movement or motorics, it requires a developed sensomotor coordination.

Aim of the Study

Study and verify development of youth’s sensomotor coordination in acquisition of playing the percussion instruments. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Youth Sensomotoric Coordination in Acquisition of Playing Percussion Instruments"