“CLASS21” – A Research Project on Information Technologies in the Pedagogical Process (2000 – 2004)

Ernest Nausner
Private Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz, Austria

Summary

Introduction. Class 21 was launched in 2000 as a project of the Education Highway, the Secondary School of the Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz and the Ministry of Education. Aim of the project was to develop theoretical and didactical principles for learning in a digital environment. It was to last all four years of lower secondary education of the students engaged. Prof. Dr. Eder F., Salzburg, was the scientific monitor and evaluator of the project. During the four year period he compared the development of learning efficiency, self-development and the social climate in Class 21 with a control group of students taught by the same teachers.

Aim of the Study. To find out how the intensive use of ICT in class affects the classroom climate and the intellectual performance of students. Lasīt vairāk "“CLASS21” – A Research Project on Information Technologies in the Pedagogical Process (2000 – 2004)"

Individialisation and Proportioning of Physical Load During Sports Classes

Žermēna Vazne, Rasma Jansone
Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. Often sports teachers proportion the same amount of load to all students irrespective of their physical training, physical and functional development. Relation between regulated and proportioned physical loads and moments of rest become the structural and methodological basis of sports classes.

Aim of the Study. Development of proportioned exercises in sports classes according to the indicators of every student’s physical training, physical and functional development. Lasīt vairāk "Individialisation and Proportioning of Physical Load During Sports Classes"

Development of Student`s Values in Pedagogical Process

Ilze Briška
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. In the sense of system-constructivistism, a competent individual orientates oneself in modern world, judges the values and is personally interested in his own profession and self-development.

Aim of the Study. To find out the possibilities to facilitate the development of a student’ value system. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Student`s Values in Pedagogical Process"

Changing University Language Classroom

Irena Darginavičienė, Alvyda Liuolienė,
Lora Tamošiūnienė, Vilhelmina Vaičiūnienė
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Summary

Introduction. The article looks into a foreign language teacher situation with the focus on teachers’ attitude in the IT classroom.

Aim of the Study. Related to the EU Structural Funds project “Developing Lifelong Learning Access: Innovative Means and Methods in Teaching Foreign Languages at Mykolas Romeris University”. The goal of the project is to provide university students and professors with the possibilities of learning an additional EU working language with the help of a digital laboratory. Lasīt vairāk "Changing University Language Classroom"

Creative E-course Model in English for Engineering Students

Diāna Rumpīte
Riga Technical University, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. A topical task is to research the methodology of designing an online course in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to foster students’ communicative and creative thinking skills in their integrity.

Aim of the Study. To design a creative online course model in ESP for engineering students. Lasīt vairāk "Creative E-course Model in English for Engineering Students"

Music Orientation and Musically Restricted

Anti Juvonen
University of Joensuu, Finland

Summary

Introduction. Music orientation basically means the individual’s general attitude towards music. This may be active or passive (hobby or no hobby) and positive or negative by nature. The musically restricted is a group of people to whom music has no meaning. Their musical orientation has become negative and it has stayed passive. This phenomenon has not been widely researched and it has been discovered after the year 2000. Only a couple of articles have been written about it before this one. Some small researches (Syrjäkosk,i 2005) have been done on the basis of case research. The phenomenon was first mentioned in 2000 (Juvonen, 2000) and it seems to be rather uncommon (2-4% of people seem to belong to the group.)

Aim of the Study. To recognize the prevalence of the phenomenon and to find out the reasons which lead into its forming. Lasīt vairāk "Music Orientation and Musically Restricted"

Higher Education for the Development of Latvia

Tatjana Koķe
Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia

Summary

Introduction. One of the preconditions for successful development of Latvia and competitive growth of its national economy is an appropriately functioning system of higher education.

Aim of the Study. To update the most significant tasks and activities of the contemporary higher education institutions in Latvia within the context of the country’s competitiveness. Lasīt vairāk "Higher Education for the Development of Latvia"

Assessment of Emotional Stress and Hyperactivity in Children of Preschool and Early School Age

Juris Porozovs
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Nelli Tolmača, Jānis Vandāns
Psychoneurophysiology and bioregulation Research Centre, Latvia

Introduction

Nowadays, one can observe a developing problem: a rising number of children who are slow to succeed in learning and have difficulties in mastering the school program. Lasīt vairāk "Assessment of Emotional Stress and Hyperactivity in Children of Preschool and Early School Age"

Development of Student’s Values in Pedagogical Process

Ilze Briška
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

In the sense of system-constructivistism, a competent individual orientates oneself in modern world, judges the values and is personally interested in his own profession and self-development.

Aim of the Study

To find out the possibilities to facilitate the development of a student’value system. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Student’s Values in Pedagogical Process"

Correlation Between Psychological Well-being and Indicators of Optimism

Guna Svence, Santa Golde
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The research is based on the theory that a high level of optimism of an individual correlates with the indicators of subjective well-being. Lasīt vairāk "Correlation Between Psychological Well-being and Indicators of Optimism"