• Andreas Ahrens Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences Technology Business and Design
  • Jelena Zascerinska Centre for Education and Innovation Research http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4664-8593
  • Anastasija Bikova Centre for Education and Innovation Research
  • Ludmila Aleksejeva Centre for Education and Innovation Research
  • Mihails Zascerinskis Centre for Education and Innovation Research
  • Olga Gukovica Centre for Education and Innovation Research




Biological, categorization, emotions, interdisciplinary, psychological, quality of education, social


Education can be enhanced via the application of the categorization method. Emotions’ categorization has been well addressed by the scientific community. However, research on emotions carried out in different disciplines enriches the existing knowledge with new findings and novel scientific contributions. The research aims at analysing scientific literature on emotions’ categories underpinning the elaboration of implications for educational practice. The method of categorization of the descriptive research is leveraged in this work for the characterisation of educational practice. Theoretical analysis allows concluding that emotions and education are linked. Emotions, being the innate part of an individual, drive the educational process. The educational process, built on the understanding of emotions as a cognition product, facilitates the development of individual’s emotions. The educational process is implemented in three phases, namely teaching, peer-learning, and learning. Each phase of the educational process has its own objective upon the development of education actors’ emotions. Organisation of only one or two phases of the educational process while omitting the other phase(s) leads to the imbalance of individual’s emotions. Quality of education is influenced by education actors’ emotions. Consequently, external and internal regulation of education actors’ emotions within the educational process might impact the quality of education


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Author Biographies

  • Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar University of Applied Sciences Technology Business and Design
    Prof, Faculty of Engineering
  • Jelena Zascerinska, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded Dr. paed. Degree from the University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, in 2011. In January 2012 she became a leading researcher at the Centre for Education and Innovation Research, Riga, Latvia. Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska has been awarded a couple research grants to carry out interdisciplinary research. The research results are revealed in a number of scientific publications indexed by such publication databases as Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citations Index, DBLP, Library of Congress, etc that demonstrates a high quality of her published contributions. In 2012 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska was bestowed expert rights by the Latvian Council of Science, Riga, Latvia. In December 2013 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska was awarded expert rights by Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. Since 2017 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska acts as an expert at National Science Centre, Krakow, Poland. Since 2013 Dr. paed. Jeļena Zaščerinska has been actively acting as the Editorial Board Member and Reviewer in such international scientific journals as the Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), International Journal of Modern Education Research (IJMER), International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research (IJLTER), Journal Current Issues in Education (CIE), International Journal of Modern Education Forum (IJMEF), etc. Dr. Jeļena Zaščerinska is a member of international research teams focused on interdisciplinary investigations of the inter-relationships between education, innovations and modern technologies.
  • Anastasija Bikova, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    scientific assistant
  • Ludmila Aleksejeva, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    scientific assistant
  • Mihails Zascerinskis, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    Scientific assistant
  • Olga Gukovica, Centre for Education and Innovation Research
    Scientific Assistant


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