August 30

11:30 - 13:00
Paper presentations
In person

Section: Professional Development of Teacher Educators
(room 106)

Chair person:  Leah Shagrir



Agnieszka Szplit

Teacher educators as experts

Mairead Holden; Emma Gallagher; Patricia Burke; Ronan Gubbins; Avril Egan; Ruth Thomas

From classroom to campus: Navigating through pracademic space

Geir Luthen; Magne Skibsted Jensen

Professional Development for Newly Qualified Teachers and their Mentors

Līga Āboltiņa, Ilze Šumane

Future Preschool Teachers’ Experiences with Mutual Learning in the Work Environment

Section: Learning for professional development
(room 433)

Chair person:  Nina Aakernes



Tatjana Blixen; Ellen Beate Hellne-Halvorsen

Inclusion of Immigrant Professional Drivers in Education and Behind-the-Wheel Training in Norway – a perspective on second language and cultural challenges

Reinis Upenieks

Improvement of non-technical skills in continuing professional development of medical practitioners

Oskars Kaulēns, Edīte Sarva

Informal learning for creating professional support groups for teachers and school leadership teams: a case study

Frank Beier, Anna Schwalbe, Rolf Puderbach

Innovation or burden? Perspectives of students and teachers in East Germany towards inclusion and digitization

Onur Ergünay

Exploring the academic experience of freshman preservice EFL teachers through exploratory practice

Oskars Kaulēns, Inese Lūsēna-Ezera, Gunta Siliņa-Jasjukeviča, Ilze Briška School as a learning organization implementation: Latvian educators experience  

Section: Teaching and Learning

(room 320A)

Chair person:  Aisling Twohill



Maruta Avotiņa; Agnese Zīlīte

Changes in the mathematics curriculum for grades 10-12 in the competency-based approach in Latvia and their effect on mathematical olympiads

Elina Bulina; Andrejs Cibulis

Fostering teachers' mathematical competence in problem solving

Astrida Cirulis; Ineta Helmane

Primary School Mathematics Education Curricula in the United States and Latvia

Kalina Jastrzębowska

The Tale of Six Classes: Problem Posing in Early Childhood Mathematics Education

Section: Professional Development of Teachers
(room 320B)

Chair person:  Zanda Rubene



Kadi Georg; Katrin Poom-Valickis   Noticing and analyzing need supportive teaching in the classroom - measuring student teachers perception, interpretation and decision-making skills  

Agnese Davidsone; Vineta Silkane

Exploratory study on Latvian secondary school teachers' understanding of scientific literacy

Zanda Rubene; Alise Oļesika

Professional autonomy as a cornerstone for effective professional and social activity - Systematic literature analysis

Andrejs Geske; Kristine Kampmane; Antra Ozola

Teacher’s self-efficacy and its role for collaboration: comparison between the Baltic and Nordic countries

Lapeniene Asta; Ligita Neverauskiene

Teacher Creator: Practices of Creating Educational Contexts

Remigijus Bubnys; Ramutė Gaučaitė; Aušra Kazlauskienė; Jurgita Lenkauskaitė

Teachers’ projections on high quality teaching in the context of competence-based education

Section: Health, Environmental and Sustainability Education
(room 405)

Chair person:  Olena Shyyan



Teresa Vilaça

Potentialities of in-service teacher training in sexuality education for (self) supervision and professional development

Teresa Vilaça

Perspectives regarding health and sustainability education in the school curriculum of the Health Education and Eco-schools coordinating teachers

Sarmite Tubele

Multisensory approach in speech therapy for pre-school children

Dzintra Iliško; Jeļena Badjanova; Vitālijs Raščevskis

Stress Resilience and Coping Mechanisms of University Students in the Era of Digitalization in the 2nd Wave of COVID 19 pandemic

Rihards Parandjuks

The impact of additional sports activities on the development of students in general education schools

Sanita Litiņa, Karīna Svētiņa Digital Competence of Medical College Teachers According to DigComEdu Framework

11:30 - 13:00
Paper presentations

Section: Challenges in Education
(room 301)

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Chair person:  Deirdre Murphy



Dora Levterova-Gadjalova; Krasimira Ivanova

Teachers 'reflection on personalized learning

Heliona Mico

The dimensions of social inclusion in the right to education

Irena Reimannová,  Monika Černá

Mentors’ perceptions of supervising student English language teachers during one-year clinical practice

Jana Kratochvílová; Lucie Škarková

Collective identity of a private alternative school: focus on the lived values of the school

Masahiro Saito; Megumi Nishida

Exploring our ethnic identity and teaching pedagogy through self-study

Elisabeth Di Luca   Improve socio-emotional competences in secondary school teachers to promote resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic  
Edgars Vītols,  Anda Zīsberga Focusing on arts education from the perspectives of well-being  

Section: Digital technologies
(room 327)

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Chair person:  Lana Frančeska Dreimane



Aurelija Daukšaitė-Kolpakovienė

Why Do EFL Students Cheat Online and How Do They Do It?

Christina Misailidou

Design and implementation of an online “Mathematics Education” university course during the COVID-19 pandemic

Diane Vassallo; Leonard Busuttil

Integrating Computational Thinking into Classroom Practice – A Case Study.

Lorenzo Guasti

Key Elements For Successful Implementation of a Technology-Based Pedagogical Approach to Inquiry Science Education in Middle and Elementary Schools

Özlem Canaran,  İlknur Bayram

Online Peer Coaching for Professional Development of Teacher Educators during the Pandemic

Luca Damonte, Maria Giulia Ballatore, Anita Tabacco

Math games without frontiers

Section: Methods and Theories Applicable in Teacher Education Research 
(room 334)

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Chair person:  Anna Sidorova



Heily Leola

Evaluation model of learning material for preschool and primary school

Karīna Svētiņa

The English language as a factor influencing foreign students` learning outcomes in higher education

Martin Fico

Teacher education: does it matter?

Müzeyyen Nazlı Güngör; Ayşegül Amanda Yeşilbursa

Virtual Practicum at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: a study of pre-service English language teachers’ identity development

Mustafa Akın Güngör; Müzeyyen Nazlı Güngör

The Role of Pedagogical Reasoning in Pre-service Teachers’ Beliefs and Decision Making Skills in Microteachings

Nataliia Avsheniuk; Olena Lutsenko; Natalia Seminikhyna

English Language Curriculum for Student Teachers' Training to Perform in Culturally Diversified Settings

14:00 - 15:30
Paper presentations
In person

Section: Global Education
(room 301)

Chair person:  Dace Medne



Dace Medne; Sanita Baranova; Alise Oļesika

Global and civic competence conceptualization through sustainability paradigm

Anu Raappana

Exploring the factors affecting teenage girls’ interest in entrepreneurship

Agrita Tauriņa; Tija Zirina

Problems and solutions in inclusive education in pre-schools in Latvia

Rachel Lofthouse

Exploring the potential and practice of dilemma-based coaching

Dace Medne

Methodological choice in favour of the Critical Incident method in educational research

Jean Reale; Emma O'Brien; TJ O’ Ceallaigh; Cornelia Connolly

Being cognisant of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a world full of Open Educational Resources (OER)

Section: Inclusive Higher Education
(room 108)

Erasmus+ project  Designing and supporting inclusive practices in Higher Education, No 2020-1-FI01-KA203-066572

Chair person:  Linda Daniela



Arta Rudolfa, Linda Daniela, David Scaradozzi, Laura Screpanti

Inclusive teaching strategies to develop computational thinking 

Arta Rudolfa, Linda Daniela, David Scaradozzi, Laura Screpanti

Lessons learned for inclusive education from Robotics projects

Dina Pētersone, Linda Daniela

Assessment and Solutions of Inclusiveness in Higher Education

Linda Daniela, Dina Pētersone   

Online Courses on Inclusive Higher Education Based on Design Thinking Methodology  

Linda Daniela, Arta Rūdolfa, Astra Rūdolfa, David Brown, Karel Van Isacker
Inclusive HE in India and Bangladesh. What we know so far?  

Grieta Veinberga, Arta Rūdolfa

Development and approbation of methodological materials for educational robotics for introduction of improved inclusive curriculum and approach

Section: Teaching Science and Mathematics
(room 320A)

Chair person:  Aisling Twohill



Aisling Twohill

Mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers: A quantitative analysis of factors that promote efficacy beliefs

Aisling Twohill; McAuliffe Sharon; Anna Steinweg

Exploring the relationship between Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and enactment in the domain of functional thinking

Agnese Slisane, Heidi Hyytinen

Conceptualization of pedagogical entrepreneurship - analysis of expert interviews

Agnese Slisane, Heidi Hyytinen

Pedagogical entrepreneurship in teacher education curricula. Comparison of Latvian and Finnish teacher education programs

Section: Professional Development of Teacher Educators
(room 401)

Chair person:  Līva Goba-Medne



Mairead Holden

Online Lesson Study: A facilitator's perspective

Berber Langelaan

A review of teacher programs for differentiated instruction

Līva Goba-Medne; Zanda Rubene

Teachers’ learning experiences of transforming their professional activity during COVID-19 pandemic

Tiffany Bennett

Professional Development Use to Enhance K-5 Teachers' Competencies Working with English Language Learners

Anna Kvelde

The Notion of Sustainable Team Management in Educational Institutions

Inese Barone; Baiba Kaļķe

Expectations of education targets for education partners – primary school teachers, students and parents – in the perpective of the future educational

Section: Language Teaching Methodology
(room 433)

Chair person:  Tatjana Bicjutko



Olena Saprunova, Izotova Larisa

Theoretical principles of teaching the English grammar through bilingual comparetivistics in a higher school

Ieva Margeviča-Grinberga; Anna Sidorova

IDEO workbook in English lessons: a fit analysis to skola2030 transversal skills

Anita Auziņa, Ireta Čekse, Agita Klempere-Sipjagina

Foreign language teachers’ comprehension of the digital citizenship concept

Evija Latkovska

Student Teachers of English on the Lookout for Good Teaching

Tatjana Bicjutko, Indra Odiņa

Teacher Educators' English Proficiency and Prospects of Its Enhancement

14:00 - 15:30
Paper presentations

Section: Teaching, Learning  and well-being
(room 320B)

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Chair person:   Gatis Lāma



Gatis Lāma

Secondary-school student transversal skills in mathematics. Comparison between teacher assessment and student self-assessment

Lorraine Harbison; Mary Kingston; Shauna McGill; Sue Miller

Children’s literature: the nexus between preservice and the primary mathematics classroom

Nethusari Rajapakse

Promoting Ocean Literacy and Combating Chemical Pollution via Marine Education in Taiwan

Aparecida de Fátima Silva

The training of Science and Mathematics teachers with the Pedagogical Residence Program

Egija Ungure   The pedagogical methods used by school choir conductor to improve singer’s well-being  
Hironori Sasaki A Trial of Programming Education Aimed at Developing the Ability to Shift Viewpoint in Preschool Education  
  Solvita Burr Exploring teaching and learning strategies through linguistic and pictoral narratives: Animated documentary film as a multimodal input in the online language classroom