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Panel discussion: What is good education in Serbia?
9. June 12:00 - 14:00
EduLab: Laboratory of Educational Strategies IFDT and The Association “Živojin Mišić” are organizing panel discussion What is good education in Serbia? on June 9th, 12-2 PM, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory.
The educational system in Serbia is usually viewed as a collection of problems that have been accumulating for decades and that often seem like insurmountable challenges. In public, we speak of an unfavourable structure of education of the population, the low level of state investments in education and the low standard of workers in education, but also obsoleteness of teaching programs, bad results on PISA tests, unequal access to education and poorly equipped educational institutions. A great number of educators also point at the centralized system and uniformity of teaching programs as some of the key problems of education. But how much and in what way are we speaking of the good education in Serbia, and how are direct participants in education - educators, thinking through ideal systems and best educational practices?
The occasion for organizing this discussion is the Prize for the Best Educators of Serbia awarded by the Association “Živojin Mišić” since 2014 with an idea that by putting the best in the foreground we can draw attention to the true values in education and give others an example of what they should strive for. We will talk with the prize winners and members of the jury about how we define and evaluate good education in Serbia; what are the challenges and difficulties of achieving good educational practice and how can they best be overcome; as well as about the importance and role of extra-curricular activities in this process; what does teacher autonomy mean; and how changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemics, teaching at a distance and the advance of new technologies are influencing education in Serbia.
dr Iva Subotić Krasojević, Secondary Machinist and Artistic Crafts School “Tehnoart Beograd”, EduLab IFDT (moderator)
Dejan Bošković, Elementary School “Ivo Andrić” in Belgrade
Tatjana Marković Topalović, Secondary Medical School in Šabac
Predrag Starčević, Elementary School “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj”, Pančevo
Slavica Gomilanović, Elementary School “Đura Jakšić”, Oreškovica, Petrovac na Mlavi
Zorica Ivanović, Technical School in Paraćin
Vigor Majić, Petnica Science Centre
dr Srđan Verbić, FEFA, Metropolitan University, former Minister of Education
EduLab: Laboratory of Educational Strategies IFDT is an interdisciplinary research group and center made up of philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, literary and art theorists. The formation of EduLab is motivated by the need for an informed, thoughtful and systematic response to the challenges that different educational concepts and policies pose to modern thinking. The goal of EduLab is to encourage more intensive theoretical exchange and scientific production between practitioners and theorists of education from the region and beyond, and thus contribute to the improvement and innovation of educational strategies.
"Živojin Mišić" Association was founded in 2013 in Belgrade with the desire to improve society and support entrepreneurship as a formula for economic progress and recovery of the country. The association was founded by the founders and employees of Devana Technologies, with the desire that the company to give back to society and thus contribute to its development. Since 2014, Association has been implementing the project The Best Educators of Serbia Award with the aim of encouraging and awarding educators who make a difference in their work and who achieve extraordinary results with students.