Long time traditions and scientific innovations – 80th International conference of the University of Latvia

It was already the 80th international conference of the University of Latvia (UL) organized in 2022 and this conference provided a possibility to share ideas, to discuss research results, to search for solutions and to show the results of creative activity. The conference program consisted of multiple sections where researchers from University of Latvia and colleagues from 27 different countries participated.

This volume contains the best articles from the LU 80th conference subsection “Humans, Technologies and the Quality of Education”, which was a major theme for this section and as for previous conferences, there was the link between education, psychology, sports and arts, fields of sciences represented at the Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Art. The ever-changing scope and rapid development of the society create new problems and questions, resulting in the real needs for sharing brilliant ideas and stimulating good awareness of this important research field, discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted, and provide valuable ideas for future innovations.

In total, the work of the section “Humans, Technologies and Quality of Education” was organized into 15 subsections, namely – Quality of Edu­cation and Effective Management of the Education System; Results of the Research Projects of the Project “Human, Technology and Quality of Education”; Education to promote Social Equality; Topicalities in Foreign Language Teaching Methodology and Digital Citizenship Education; Plenary session. Human, Technologies and Quality of Education; Traditions and Innovations in Pre-school and Primary School Education; Language and Literature in the Context of Education; Current Research in Psychology; Art. Design. Technology. Education; Teacher Resilience: Problems and Solutions; Digital Transformation of Education; Research and Evidence Based Higher Education; Perspectives of Cultural Heritage in Educational Sciences; Teacher Professionalism and Education for the Future; Sport for the Sustainability of Society and the level of interest in the subject matter of those sections was high and there were 232 suitable papers and creative innovations of faculty submitted for presentation at the conference. The volume of conference proceedings “Humans, Technologies and Quality of Education” contains 81 article which are dealing with topics about different aspects of educational sciences, psychology, sport and art.

All the chapters included in this book were double-blind peer-reviewed to ensure that the materials included in this volume are high quality and are dealing with important research topics and that these materials can indeed be of interest to the community. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all of the reviewers who helped us maintain the high quality of manuscripts included in the proceedings.

I am very grateful to all the authors who put their efforts into the preparation of their chapters and the members of the scientific committee who ensured the quality of the conference presentations and of the papers subsequently submitted to the proceedings.

We are also indebted to those who served as chairmen. Without their support, the conference could not have been the success that it was and special acknowledgment goes to the members of the organizing committee who all contributed greatly in making this conference of its kind a reality.

I hope that the conference proceedings will contribute to the field and open up new lines of research, new ideas, and new concepts to be presented and discussed at upcoming conferences.

Professor Linda Daniela
University of Latvia, Latvia