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"

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"

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"

Development of Professional Competencies Within the Further Education of Dance Teachers

Rita Spalva, Sandra Vītola
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The perfection of the competencies as integrative pedagogical category in the education of the dance teachers is an innovative approach to the common social-cultural space. As perceived by the authors of the article, the competencies of the dance teachers in their objective contents’ structure arise from their individual experience and the opportunities of gaining the experience by life action.

Aim of the Study

To establish the dance teachers’ competences and to construct a model for the further education of the dance teachers on the basis of the theoretical and empirical research. Lasīt vairāk "Development of Professional Competencies Within the Further Education of Dance Teachers"

Some Aspects of Ensuring Socio-cultural Competence of the Student in the Content of Latvian Language

Zenta Anspoka, Gunta Siliņa-Jasjukeviča
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

The more changeable social circumstances are, the more important is the responsibility of the teacher to help each student understand his/her specific identity. It is vitally important to realize and fulfil the learners’social role in the particular cultural environment.

Aim of the Study

To analyze a number of content aspects of the Latvian language as a subject in order to provide the socio-cultural competence of student and to indicate pedagogical tools used to improve it. Lasīt vairāk "Some Aspects of Ensuring Socio-cultural Competence of the Student in the Content of Latvian Language"

Socio-pedagogical Problems of Modern Students’ Attitude Towards School

Ausma Špona
Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy, Latvia

Introduction

One of society’s quality development conditions is a good school. The good school involves a positive sense of self, students’ joy to learn and teachers’ wish to work in a creative manner, parents readiness arrive at the school. Human-pedagogical school theory (Gudjons, 2007) sees the school as an influential factor in the mutual relation of social culture, social economy and politics. It is impossible to define the school in the modern trendy society only on the basis of learning process because it is closely followed “by upbringing (as development of personality), compensation (as equalization of social behaviour deficit) and security function” (Gudjons, 2007).

Aim of the Study

To analyse the socio-pedagogical problems and causes of students’ attitude towards school Lasīt vairāk "Socio-pedagogical Problems of Modern Students’ Attitude Towards School"

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