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Research discussion afternoon

On September 28, 2017, at 16:00 ViA HESPI researcher Agnese Dāvidsone: Pedagogy and ICT: what we can learn from applying technology in teaching.

During the discussion the researcher Agnese Dāvidsone will present the ideas from her doctoral dissertation on the integration of technologies in teaching.

Full text of the dissertation available here.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
 
Research discussion afternoon

On October 26, 2017, at 16:00 ViA lecturer Liene Ločmele: The online cooperation of Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences and the University of Minnesota in Morris in the course "Mass Communication": the significance of culture and communication.

The results of the study destroy the stereotypes about "Latvian" and "American" communication, showing how systematic research in such a comparatively narrow and specific context makes it possible to choose the technological solution, topic of discussion and structure that provides a more equal and mutually beneficial experience for all participants.

Venue: Vidzemes University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu iela 4 - room 114, Valmiera.
 
North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line”

The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite you to:

North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve 20th Anniversary Scientific-Practical Conference “Biosphere Reserve: Timeline and Life Line” on November 30 – December 1, 2017, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Valmiera, Cēsu Street 4.

Why such conference?

On December 15, 1997, North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve was internationally recognized in the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme. The Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences invite us to look back at the twenty years of activities in areas such as the management of the biosphere reserve, the monitoring, the implementation of the landscape ecological plan and the management of habitats, and to hear guest speakers on the opportunities for economic development in protected areas (P. Fredman, Sweden; T. Kokovkin, Estonia) and public involvement in nature conservation (R. Biassone, Iceland).

During the second half of the day, the conference participants will be invited to participate in 5 thematic workshops and during discussions to present their proposals for further development of the biosphere reserve.

On the second day of the conference, the participants will have an opportunity to visit one of the two offered routes in North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve: Seda marsh or introduction to the cultural heritage.

Conference programme is available here.

We welcome the participation of the representatives of state institutions, municipalities, planning regions, scientific and educational organizations, as well as non-governmental sector representatives and entrepreneurs who are active or interested in the biosphere reserve.

Conference languages – Latvian and English.

Conference participation fee for the 1st day: EUR 20, for the trip of the 2nd day: EUR 7. The participants invited by the Nature Conservation Agency of Latvia with invitations are not required to pay the participation fees, but they must register for the conference.

Register here: http://www.va.lv/lv/pieteiksanas-zbr-konferencei

Contacts, inquiries: hespi@va.lv

Cooperation partners