Irina Maslo

Irina Maslo
University of Latvia | LU · Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art. Department of Education Sciences and Pedagogical Innovation

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Introduction
I am currently working at the Department of Educational Sciences and Pedagogical Innovation of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art of the University of Latvia. My current research interests and projects are VETresilience - Resilience of skill ecosystems in Asian and European countries in pandemic times and the participation in International Research Review Group - Edge Foundation.
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September 2018 - present
University of Latvia
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  • Faculty Member
May 2007 - July 2015
University of Latvia
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  • Institute of Pedagogal Science of the Faculty of Education. Psychology and Art (Department), Head of Department
September 2003 - August 2018
University of Latvia
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  • Professor (Full)

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In the context of the smart specialization of national economies and the creation of smart societies in the digital age, general, vocational, adult, and higher education reforms have a decisive horizontal effect on the transition to smart education. A smart pedagogical approach that has evolved in recent years is frequently seen as merely focused o...
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The aim of this research is to explore the fit and feasibility of an online curriculum for virtue education (‘e-TAP’) for 5 to 15 years-old pupils. This curriculum is the fruit of an international collaboration with the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues of the University of Birmingham, where an initial curriculum for character education was...
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Going through four complicated transformations: knowledge hierarchy, social activities, community organisation and modern system science, the work-based vocational education develops based on pedagogy as an inter- and trans-disciplinary system science (Uskov et al, 2016), and by changing educational spaces and nature of learning (Brooks at al, 2012...
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Context: The context for this paper is strongly underpinned by the significance of the integration of education and the world of work, which has been recognised as a key issue for policy, practice and research across Europe and beyond. Approach: The four interrelated symposium papers focus on the complexities of work-based learning and explore its...
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⚫Problem ⚫Demand ⚫ Curriculum: ⚫Workplace learning opportunities ⚫Conclusion: bringing meaningful learning in life and work
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After regaining the independence and entering the market economy the Baltic states went through the neo-liberal changes resulting in some new developments in adult education taking the main direction in mobilizing people for transforming learning into a desirable consumer commodity. Active citizenship has been operationalized in adult education lar...
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The purpose of this biographical paper is to reflect generational changes in the landscape of educational sciences during the last 20 years. Rapid change within the educational science generations on the one hand, and in the gap between the research-generations has been observed in the last years at the international level. despite this fact, the i...
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This report considers the current situation of the national adult learning policy system in Latvia across the EU-28. The report reflects on the complex adult learning policy and financing frameworks, national targets and interventions, as well as their strengths and weaknesses and the reforms that are needed in the systems that are in place in Memb...
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Contribution E-studies constructivist learning approaches are used worldwide at the universities in the 21 century. They allow students to construct new knowledge through active participation in collaborative practical activities, and they imply cardinal changes in teaching. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the challenges in pedagogic...
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This Conference is conducted on behalf of the ASEM Lifelong Learning Hub, Research Network 4 (RN4) on national systems of lifelong learning. It is hosted by the EU Centre at RMIT University, the Faculty of Education at Monash University, the School of Education and The School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, and the ASEF Foun...
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The National Agency for Development in Education (VIAA) organized an international seminar on 15 October to discuss possible solutions for reducing early school leaving and to share experiences on the potential of the European Union's (EU) Erasmus + program for education, training, youth and sport . "Solutions can be found at the state and instit...
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2015. gada 17. jūnijā no plkst. 11.00 līdz plkst. 12.30 Latvijas Universitātes Pedagoģijas, psiholoģijas un mākslas fakultātē (LU PPMF) notika ESF projekta “Atbalsts izglītības pētījumiem” pētījuma ”Jaunu izaicinājumu un to risināšanas iespēju identificēšana un analīze, kas ietekmē pieaugušo (18-24 gadi) iesaistīšanos (atgriešanos) mūža mācīšanās p...
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Pētījuma par priekšlaicīgas mācību pārtraukšanas rezultātu kopsavilkums preventīvās stratēģijas izstrādei Eiropas un Āzijas starptautiski salīdzinošā perspektīvā Viens no pētījuma uzdevumiem bija identificēt izaicinājumus (šķēršļus) un to pārvarēšanas iespējas, kas jāņem vērā, definējot izglītības politiku attiecībā uz pieaugušo (18-24) ar nepabeig...
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2015. gada 25. februārī plkst. 10.30 – 12.30, Latvijas Universitātes Pedagoģijas, psiholoģijas un mākslas fakultātē (LU PPMF) notika ESF projekta “Atbalsts izglītības pētījumiem” pētījuma ”Jaunu izaicinājumu un to risināšanas iespēju identificēšana un analīze, kas ietekmē pieaugušo (18-24 gadi) iesaistīšanos (atgriešanos) mūža mācīšanās procesā” re...
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Pētījuma par vakarskolām kā otrās iespējas kompensējošās formālās izglītības „labo praksi” Eiropas un pasaules starptautiski salīdzinošā perspektīvā rezultāti Ar projektu „Atbalsts izglītības pētījumiem” no 2011. līdz 2015. gadam Latvija nodrošinās savu dalību Āzijas un Eiropas izglītības un mūžmācīšanās pētniecības (ASEM LLL Hub) ceturtajā pētnie...
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This volume contains the proceedings of the fourth annual meeting of Qualitative Psychology in Blaubeuren (near Ulm, Germany) Oct., 22-24, 2003 organized by the Center for Qualitative Psychology (Tübingen, Germany). The question of Research Design was chosen as the central topic of the conference. Researchers from different professions took part. T...
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Im vorliegenden Band werden die Perspektiven der Integration Jugendlicher, insbesondere in Bezug auf die Chancen und die Bedeutung ihrer Partizipation in verschiedenen Gesellschaftsstrukturen, untersucht. Nach einer kritischen Darstellung der relevanten Begriffe, Methoden und Konzepte der Integrationsforschung analysieren WissenschaftlerInnen aus m...
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The general evaluation of the situation of adult learners in Latvian HE shows the needs of development of the discussion over the last years in follow perspectives: 1) Further criteria and non traditional groups of adult learners have to been specified in Latvia's HE concept in LLL context; 2) More focus on measures to increase openness and partici...
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The purpose of this chapter is to conceptualize e-learning as a socio-cultural ecological system and to explore the empirical evidences of the objective and subjective conditions for using this concept in practice for increasing the participation in higher education. The components of this new concept are a systemic-constructivist competence, pedag...
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Increasingly, literature review (Teese 2000) and studies (e.g. Rossario 2005; Šrankova 2005) show that there is no common reason for school leaving (Dwyer 1996). Other researchers (e.g., McFadden & Minns 2000; Smyth et al. 2000) emphasise that young people have diverse needs. This has enabled a conceptual shift from a deficit approach to addressing...
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The sixth volume of the Qualitative Psychology Nexus comprises documents and contributions of the sixth international meeting on qualitative psychology, organized by EARLI SIG 17 "Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Learning and Instruction". The meeting was organised by the Centre for Qualitative Psychology and the University of Latvia to d...
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The educational practice worldwide doesn't adequately promote early school leavers’ learning (Europe 2020). Despite the fact that the education system of Latvia offers evening (shift) schools as a measure to engage such people in learning, in Latvia in the third quarter of 2010 out of the total number of 245.6 thousand inhabitants (aged 18-24) 72.9...
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This study provides key data and information on current developments in the higher education sector. The main empirical basis is built by case studies of higher education institutions and programmes from 15 European and 5 non-European countries and 15 country reports from the European countries the study covers.
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The extensional findings of the investigation on the Joint Master's programme on Educational Treatment of Diversity (Gento, S., Coord.) implemented at the University of Latvia in 2008-2009 (Fernate etc., 2009, Birzina etc. 2012; ASEM LLL Workplace survey in 2010) show that for the majority of the learners it is better that they themselves decide up...
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The rapidly changing economic, financial and social conditions require new knowledge and competences in order to be able to understand them, adapt to the new requirements and remain competitive and successful in the globalised social environment. Widening the access to lifelong learning is one way in which this could be achieved. A special role in...
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The activities of the existing educational institutions does not adequately promote the adult participation in learning. Disregarding the fact that the state education system offers evening (shift) schools as an instrument of engagement of such people in the learning process, in Latvia in the third quarter of 2010 from the total number of 245.6 tho...
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Background In 2010, from the total number of 245.6 thousand inhabitants (aged 18-24) of Latvia, 72.9 thousand of them did not have secondary education and 30.7 thousand of them were not engaged in any kind of learning it is necessary to determine the opportunities of engagement of the 'young' adults in school in order to diminish the effect of incr...
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This paper addresses the relation between the educational leadership of university teachers and the development of students’ intrapreneurship attitudes during their Master’s studies. The empirical research (mix-design) is based in analysis of the written participation of 8 university teachers and students of the Master’s program “Educational Treat...
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ABSTRACT This current article highlights the results of a context analysis conducted in 2011-2012 during the implementation of the European Commission project "Capitalizing on Validpack: going Europe wide - CAPIVAL" The background of the research is discussed in order to clarify state-of-the-art practices on the field of the validation of non-forma...
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To discuss about entrepreneurship, from a business perspective, maybe is not a good moment for that, taking into considerations the economical factors and the problems determined by the crisis from 2008-2010. But to discuss about entrepreneurship, from an educational perspective, always represents an opportunity to highlight the necessity for devel...
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Contributions were delivered by the researchers from Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Korea, Thai- land, UK and USA stimulated the discussion on the nature, operation and conceptualisation of human competences in a learning society. Core competences required for individual learners were analysed in the context of Asian and European learning societies wi...
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This book is an edited volume consisting of 17 papers that aim to explore and explain the concept and various aspects of professionalisation in adult and lifelong learning in Asia and Europe. The book is based on the selected papers presented at the ASEM2 Conference ‘Teachers and Trainers in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning: Professional Devel...