Foreign Languages (skills) : Russian – excellent, English – enough good
Pedagogical and academic experience: in total - 25 years, including 18 years in school pedagogy when she worked as subhead and music mistress at rural schools, as art director of various musical collective bodies, including adult musical collective bodies at rural recreation/cultural centres; as music educator at academies of music, as well as centres of interests (non-formal education) for kids and young people; 7 years in higher education (HE): academic work at Latvia University of Agriculture.
Since the 1999th Irēna Katane is a lecturer, but since the 2004th - assistant professor at Latvia University of Agriculture, Institute of Education and Home Economics.
Didactics – further education course Pedagogy Background (since2002./2003) at Latvia University of Agriculture (LUA), Institute of Education and Home Economic (IEHE )
Didactics - further education course Home economics and pedagogy (since 2002./2003), at LUA IEHE
Didactics - pedagogy Master course (since 1999/2000) at LUA IEHE.
Didactics – course of lectures in project DELATE (vocational pedagogy study programme), LUA IEHE (1999/ 2000; 2000/2001; 2001/2002; 2002/2003).
Supervising of Doctoral dissertation – pedagogy science (since 2005).
Katane I. (2006). Skola kultūrā un kultūra skolā. Jelgava: LLU IMI, 116 lpp.
Katane I., Pēks L. (2006). Izglītības ekoloģija: starpdisciplinārs virziens mūsdienu izglītības pētniecībā. Monogrāfisko pētījumu sērija Izglītības ekoloģija. Jelgava: LLU IMI, 55 lpp.
The acquired Master Degrees in 2000: 1) in Pedagogy at Latvia University of Agriculture and 2) in Art at Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music; Doctor’s Degree in Pedagogy at Daugavpils University in 2005.
Member of Latvian Union of Scientists; member of the International Union of Humane Pedagogy. Since the 2003rd until 2005th she is a head of laboratory of Humane Pedagogy in Jelgava. Member of committee of Latvia Association „Thinking Development”. Member of organizing committee of the International scientific conferences „Rural Environment. Education. Personality” (2003; 2006). Member of scientific committee of the international scientific conference „Rural Environment. Education. Personality” (2006).
Scientific interests: educational ecology, including the ecology of human development, the ecology of social systems’ development, arts ecology; school pedagogy, including general and subject didactics; social and pedagogical synergetics.
In total: 40 publication, including 34 scientific article.
Katane I. (2006). Daudzkomponentu izglītības vides modelis. Journal Science of Education. Vol. 7, pp. 31-33 (Columbia, Bogota). ISSN 0124 – 5481
Katane I. (2005). Education Ecology as Philosophically Methodological Basis, New Perspectives for Interdisciplinary Research of Education Environment. ATEE Spring University 2005.Changing Education in a Changing Society: Europe 15+10. Volume I. Lithuania, Klaipeda University, pp. 108-118. ISSN 1822-2196
Katane I. (2006). The Impact of Globalisation on Sustainability of Rural Schools in Latvia. Acta Paedagogica Vilnensia. Volume 16. Vilnius University. ISSN 1392 – 5016 (atrodas izdevniecībā)
Katane I. (2006). Sustainable development and changeability of rural school as an educational environment in Latvia. In Pipere A. (ed.). Education and Sustainable Development: First Steps Toward Changes Volume 1. Daugavpils University, Institute of Sustainable Education. ISBN – 9984-24-303-1
Katane I. (2006). Modern Rural School as an Open, Inclusive Educational Environment in Latvia. Journal Science of Education. Vol. 7, pp. 34-36 (Columbia, Bogota). ISSN 0124 – 5481
Katane I. (2001a). Various aspects of education reform in Latvia. ATEE Spring University 2001.Realising Educational Problems. Lithuania, Klaipeda University, pp.193 – 199. ISBN 9955-418-49-4 UDK 371.1 (06)
Katane, I., Aizsila, A., Beitere, Z. (2006). Teacher Competence and Further Education as Priorities for Sustainable Development of Rural Schools in Latvia. Journal of Teacher Education and Training. Daugavpils University, Institute of Sustainable Education. ISSN 1407 – 8724