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




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

Supporting Agencies
The presented work has been carried out within the Project “Emotional Distance Learning”, Erasmus+ KA220-ADU – Cooperation partnerships in adult education, Project Number 2021-1-DE02-KA220-ADU-000026099


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How to Cite

Ahrens, A., Zascerinska, J., Bikova, A., Aleksejeva, L., Zascerinskis, M., & Gukovica, O. (2023). EMOTIONS’ CATEGORIZATION FOR A BETTER EDUCATION. Education Reform: Education Content Research and Implementation Problems, 1, 4-21. https://doi.org/10.17770/er2023.1.7345