EduLab brings together a group of researchers with an interdisciplinary orientation who critically engage with various forms of education and its history, as well as their philosophical underpinnings. Our research interests are of both theoretical and practical nature, as we explore the origins and development of theoretical concepts of education and the ways they are implemented in contemporary educational policies and strategies.

The establishment of EduLab was motivated by the necessity for a well-versed, thoughtful, and systematic response to the challenges posed by various educational conceptions and policies in contemporary society. By well-versed, we mean the response that presupposes an understanding of the development of educational ideas themselves, their various applications throughout history, as well as the relationships between ideas and practices with contemporary educational policies. By thoughtfulness, we insist on a fundamental and continuous critical analysis and (self-)reflection regarding ideas, practices, and policies of education. Finally, systematicity allows for considering various levels of education and all societal levels through which contemporary concepts and practices are refracted and come into contact with new generations.

Members of Edulab are experts in the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, pedagogy, political science, anthropology, andragogy, and literary theory, with a constant openness to including new members. Our vision is to contribute to the betterment of education through research, collaboration and public engagement.

EduLab has three main goals:

  • Offering a fresh theoretical perspective on education through interdisciplinary scientific research.
  • Making education more present in the public through organizing lectures, discussions, debates, round tables, and other public events, including as many relevant agents in education as possible (academia, teachers, decision-makers, students, parents, etc.).
  • Finding ways for the results of the theoretical work and public engagement to be applied in practice, by discovering innovative solutions for current problems of the educational system and creating alternative educational contents that could revive interest for the humanities and social sciences, both in school and beyond.

We also strive to connect with colleagues and institutions with similar aims in the country, region and beyond, because we believe that the creation of an active network of interested collaborators: members of academic community and teachers, is necessary for a true improvement of educational theory and practice.

In line with the stated goals, the main activities of Edulab include:

  • Organizing the international biannual conference Why Still Education?, whose main focus is determined each year by a different subtitle. This event is meant to intensify the theoretical exchange between experts from Europe and beyond, and in this way also practically contribute to improvement and innovation with respect to educational strategies;
  • Organizing reading groups, lectures, seminars, round tables, scientific meetings, and other events on educational topics, meant for academic community and the wider public;
  • The production of expert contributions and initiating scientific debates on education in the country, region, and beyond;
  • Cooperation with kindergarten teachers, schoolteachers, and university professors, and organizing seminars for educational workers;
  • Promoting greater influence of experts on the public and decision-makers regarding educational policies;
  • Producing new educational contents and tools, primarily in the field of humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on new media.

External associates:

Aleksa Jovanović (Andragogy Department , Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Aleksandar Milanković (Student of Doctoral Degree of Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Aleksandar Ostojić (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, University in Novi Sad)
Aleksandra Peričin (Fourth Belgrade Gymnasium)
Anna Bukhtoyarova (Independent Researcher)
Dragana Purešević (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Gordana Sečević (Elementary School “Sava Šumanović”, Erdevik)
Iva Subotić Krasojević (Center for Museology and Heritology)
Marija Petrović (Philosophy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Mikhail Bukhtoyarov (Siberian Federal University)
Miloš Jeremić (Požarevac Secondary School)
Nataša Lacković (Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University)
Nevena Mitranić (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Sanela Puljiz Široki (Elementary School and Gymnasium “Tvrđava”)
Sara Dragišić (Sapienza University of Rome)
Siniša Gavrić (Aranđelovac Secondary School)
Stajka Rajić (Developmental-Educational Center “Tutor”)
Tijana Velikinac (First Kragujevac Secondary School)
Lacković, N., Cvejić, I., Krstić, P., Nikolić, O. (eds.) (2023), Rethinking Education and Emancipation: Diverse Perspectives on Contemporary Challenges, Palgrave MacMillan.
Cvejić, I., Krstić, P., Lacković, N. i Nikolić, O. (eds.) (2021), Liberating Education: What From, What For? Belgrade: IFDT. (ISBN: 978-86-80484-79-2)

EVENTS
ABOUT

The establishment of EduLab was motivated by the necessity for a well-versed, thoughtful, and systematic response to the challenges posed by various educational conceptions and policies in contemporary society. By well-versed, we mean the response that presupposes an understanding of the development of educational ideas themselves, their various applications throughout history, as well as the relationships between ideas and practices with contemporary educational policies. By thoughtfulness, we insist on a fundamental and continuous critical analysis and (self-)reflection regarding ideas, practices, and policies of education. Finally, systematicity allows for considering various levels of education and all societal levels through which contemporary concepts and practices are refracted and come into contact with new generations.

Members of Edulab are experts in the fields of philosophy, sociology, psychology, pedagogy, political science, anthropology, andragogy, and literary theory, with a constant openness to including new members. Our vision is to contribute to the betterment of education through research, collaboration and public engagement.

ACTIVITIES

EduLab has three main goals:

  • Offering a fresh theoretical perspective on education through interdisciplinary scientific research.
  • Making education more present in the public through organizing lectures, discussions, debates, round tables, and other public events, including as many relevant agents in education as possible (academia, teachers, decision-makers, students, parents, etc.).
  • Finding ways for the results of the theoretical work and public engagement to be applied in practice, by discovering innovative solutions for current problems of the educational system and creating alternative educational contents that could revive interest for the humanities and social sciences, both in school and beyond.

We also strive to connect with colleagues and institutions with similar aims in the country, region and beyond, because we believe that the creation of an active network of interested collaborators: members of academic community and teachers, is necessary for a true improvement of educational theory and practice.

In line with the stated goals, the main activities of Edulab include:

  • Organizing the international biannual conference Why Still Education?, whose main focus is determined each year by a different subtitle. This event is meant to intensify the theoretical exchange between experts from Europe and beyond, and in this way also practically contribute to improvement and innovation with respect to educational strategies;
  • Organizing reading groups, lectures, seminars, round tables, scientific meetings, and other events on educational topics, meant for academic community and the wider public;
  • The production of expert contributions and initiating scientific debates on education in the country, region, and beyond;
  • Cooperation with kindergarten teachers, schoolteachers, and university professors, and organizing seminars for educational workers;
  • Promoting greater influence of experts on the public and decision-makers regarding educational policies;
  • Producing new educational contents and tools, primarily in the field of humanities and social sciences, with a special focus on new media.
MEMBERS

External associates:

Aleksa Jovanović (Andragogy Department , Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Aleksandar Milanković (Student of Doctoral Degree of Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Aleksandar Ostojić (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Economics in Subotica, University in Novi Sad)
Aleksandra Peričin (Fourth Belgrade Gymnasium)
Anna Bukhtoyarova (Independent Researcher)
Dragana Purešević (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Gordana Sečević (Elementary School “Sava Šumanović”, Erdevik)
Iva Subotić Krasojević (Center for Museology and Heritology)
Marija Petrović (Philosophy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Mikhail Bukhtoyarov (Siberian Federal University)
Miloš Jeremić (Požarevac Secondary School)
Nataša Lacković (Department of Educational Research, Lancaster University)
Nevena Mitranić (Pedagogy Department, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade)
Sanela Puljiz Široki (Elementary School and Gymnasium “Tvrđava”)
Sara Dragišić (Sapienza University of Rome)
Siniša Gavrić (Aranđelovac Secondary School)
Stajka Rajić (Developmental-Educational Center “Tutor”)
Tijana Velikinac (First Kragujevac Secondary School)
PUBLICATIONS
Lacković, N., Cvejić, I., Krstić, P., Nikolić, O. (eds.) (2023), Rethinking Education and Emancipation: Diverse Perspectives on Contemporary Challenges, Palgrave MacMillan.
Cvejić, I., Krstić, P., Lacković, N. i Nikolić, O. (eds.) (2021), Liberating Education: What From, What For? Belgrade: IFDT. (ISBN: 978-86-80484-79-2)
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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