Information and Communication Technology Within English for Academic Purposes Studies

Jeļena Zaščerinska
University of Latvia, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. The use of Information and Communication Technology and of 3-5 languages is of the greatest importance today in order to form varied cooperative networks for the creation of new knowledge.

Aim of the Study. To offer activities with the use of ICT within the English for Academic Purposes studies. Lasīt vairāk "Information and Communication Technology Within English for Academic Purposes Studies"

Psycho-Immunological Process Evaluation of Biodanza

Marcus St?ck, Alejandra Villegas, Katrin Bauer,
Raul Terren, Veronica Toro, Ulrich Sack
University of Leipzig, Germany

Summary

Introduction. Biodanza is an intervention intended to promote health by encouraging selfexpression and autoregulation through music, dance and interaction as developed by R. Toro.

Aim of the Study. To examine the effects of Biodanza on the secretion of IgA and the feeling of relaxation before and after the Biodanza sessions in a group of schoolteachers. Lasīt vairāk "Psycho-Immunological Process Evaluation of Biodanza"

Assesing Business Ethics in Context of Corporate Social Responsibility

Jānis Strautmanis
BA School of Business and Finance, Latvia
Māra Vidnere
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. Under the current economical and globalization conditions, companies in Latvia have to be aware of the importance of the enterprises’ social responsibility in the formation of a successful long term development, efficient working environment and company’s publicity.

Aim of the Study. This study investigates the relationship between organizational values and sensitivity to corporate social responsibility among current employees and business students. Lasīt vairāk "Assesing Business Ethics in Context of Corporate Social Responsibility"

Profiled Musical Education in the Republic of Belarus

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Maxim Tank Belarus State Pedagogical University, Republic of Belarus

Summary

Introduction. The article reviews a modernisation problem of pre-university musical education by implementing professional education at a senior level of schools of general education with music specialisation.

Aim of the Study. To illustrate the efficiency of implementation of professional training in preuniversity musical education in the Republic of Belarus and to justify the great demand for specialized musical training in the person-oriented educational system under its present-day development stage. Lasīt vairāk "Profiled Musical Education in the Republic of Belarus"

Correlations Between Pro-Social State De-individuation and Pro-Individual Trait Creativity Among Secondary School Students in Estonia

Stanislav Nemeržitski
Tallinn University, Estonia

Summary

Introduction. An attempt was made to study possible correlations between pro-individual trait (creativity) and pro-social state (de-individuation), among secondary school students in different schools in Tallinn (Estonia).

Aim of the Study. To show that different aspects of pro-social behaviour can correlate with and affect pro-individual trait, as creative thinking, in secondary school students, i.e. the age of increased emotional vulnerability. Lasīt vairāk "Correlations Between Pro-Social State De-individuation and Pro-Individual Trait Creativity Among Secondary School Students in Estonia"

Upbringing Potential in Family, Theoretical Grounds of its Criteria and Indicators

Dace Medne
Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Latvia

Summary

Introduction. A family as a social institution reflects significant changes in the process of society development. With the changes to the social-economic situation the family situation in the Latvian society has become complicated. In the beginning of the 21st century, the family is affected both by economic and social factors. This results in significant changes to family upbringing process.

Aim of the Study. Analysis of the social-pedagogical problem and formation of criteria and indicators for upbringing potential in the family. Lasīt vairāk "Upbringing Potential in Family, Theoretical Grounds of its Criteria and Indicators"

Quo Vadis Music Education? Sketching a Philosophy for Music Education

Kimmo Lehtonen
University of Turku, Finland
Antti Juvonen
University of Joensuu, Finland

Summary

Introduction. Art and skill subjects are being pulled down in the Finnish elementary school education as well as on the classroom teacher education level. The importance of subjects like reading writing and math is being proclaimed all the time. In this article we focus on music education in Finnish school as well as in the music school institutes.

The Aim of the Study. To find new solutions in music education’s philosophical and psychological basis and raise discussion about the philosophic questions as well as discussion about the importance of good music education on general level. Lasīt vairāk "Quo Vadis Music Education? Sketching a Philosophy for Music Education"

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"