The international conference of the University of Latvia (UL) was organized for 79th time in 2021 to provide a platform where it is possible to discuss the latest discoveries in science, discuss new research ideas, share the results of various research projects and show the achievements of creative innovations. The program consisted of invited sessions, and technical workshops and discussions with eminent speakers covering a wide range of topics in science and social research. 

This rich program provided all attendees with the opportunities to meet and interact with one another to exchange of thought and ideas. This volume contains the best articles from the LU 79th 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 10 subsections, namely – education and upbringing, educational technologies, educational management, sports, language teaching, arts and the level of interest in the subject matter of those sections was high and there were 213 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 91 article which are dealing with topics about character education, psychological aspects of human, development of self-regulated learning skills, support for students with learning disabilities and readiness of teachers for inclusive education, different aspects of teacher education, for example sustainable development of teacher education, history of education in Latvia, preparation of English language teachers, aspects of voational education, parental responsibilities to ensure the education for all children, research results in sports education and well being of higher education student.

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 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 book 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


In: Human, Technologies and Quality of Education, 2021 = Cilvēks, tehnoloģijas un izglītības kvalitāte, 2021
Rīga, University of Latvia, 2021. 1148 p. Ed. L. Daniela
ISBN 978-9934-18-735-3