Katarina Aladrović Slovaček, PhD is an assistant professor at Faculty for Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Department for Croatian language, literature, drama education and media. Her areas of research and teaching interest are early learning and teaching of mother tongue, development of language competences, learning of Croatian as a second language, development of the methodology of child language research. She is dealing with two projects at the moment and she participated in six different projects in the field of language teaching, learning and acquiring of Croatian language.

Lidija Cvikic, PhD is an associate professor at Faculty for Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. Her research interest focuses on the acquisition of Croatian as second, foreign and heritage language, education of migrants and minorities, language policy in education and e-learning of languages. She collaborated in several national and international research projects focusing on multilingualism and foreign language teaching. She is a co-author of one handbook and an e-learning course for Croatian as L2. Since 2017 she has been a member of national Council for teaching and learning of Croatian as second, foreign and heritage language.

Kristina Horvat Blažinović is an associate professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, and is working on a practice-based doctorate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (BFA in Painting, MA in Video) after studying animation from an early age. Her work across painting, drawing, and multimedia installation encompasses sculptural objects, video, animation, computer graphics, theatre puppets, and performance. In her artistic research there are influences from a broad field of visual culture and new media, and she frequently uses everyday objects, images drawn from popular culture and mass media, and emblems of consumerism.

Predrag Oreški, PhD is an assistant professor, at the Department of Information Sciences at the Faculty of Teacher Education of the University of Zagreb. As a researcher he participated in several scientific projects. He has published two scientific monographs (books) and more than 20 scientific papers in the fields of software engineering, open source software, web technologies, e-learning, information and computer literacy, and application of information and communication technology in education.

Tamara Turza-Bogdan, PhD is an associate professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. Her scientific interests are on influence of idioms in development of communicational competences of children, methodology of teaching standard language using idioms and Croatian as foreign language. She is the author of textbooks for primary school and scientific monograph The Kajkavian Dialect in Teaching Croatian: Supplements for Primary School Teachers. She collaborated at several national and international projects focusing on multilingualism in education. She is a project coordinator in DEAL project.

Vladimira Velički, PhD is an associate professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education at the University of Zagreb where she teaches courses in the field of Methodology of Croatian Language and Literature and the course Education for kindness. Her main professional interests are related to the field of methodology of teaching literature and Croatian language, the development of speech, Croatian as a foreign language, the influence of the media on the reception of literary works, education and behaviour, and logotherapy. She has published a large number of scientific and professional papers, several books, among others: “Storytelling – Creating Stories: Returning to Lost Speech “. She has participated at numerous scientific and expert meetings at home and abroad, also as an invited lecturer. She is also a co-author of textbooks for Croatian language and literature in elementary school.

Jelena Vignjević, PhD is an assistant professor of Croatian language at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. She teaches in courses that develop student’s competencies in Croatian language and in monitoring and improving children’s language development. Her scientific interests are children’s language development, early literacy and history of literacy in Croatian language. She took part in many scientific conferences, both in Croatia and abroad, published twenty scientific articles and coauthored textbooks for Croatian language and literature for gymnasiums and vocational schools.

 

 

 

Zoran Čorkalo was born on 1968 in Šibenik. In 1999, he acquired the title of professor of Croatian Language and Literature upon graduating from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zadar. He worked for twenty years as a primary school teacher and at the Zagreb Classical Grammar School, and gained experience and various knowledge in the field of education. Since April 10, 2017, he have been working as the headmaster at the Ivan Gundulić Primary School.

Hajnalka Draganić, class teaching (lower primary teaching; one teacher teaches several subjects) was born on 1969 in Bačka Topola where she finished primary school and high school. She continued education in Subotica at the Pedagogical Academy, where she acquired the title of teacher of lower primary teaching in the Hungarian language. Upon completing my studies she worked for a year at a school in a small village and subsequently moved to Zagreb. Since 1996, she has worked at the Ivan Gundulić Elementary School in the bilingual Croatian-Hungarian combined class. She is active in the Hungarian community in Zagreb as a member of the presidency of the Hungarian Cultural Association Ady Endre and also a member of the Hungarian National Minority Council of Zagreb.

Ivan Igić was born on 1993 in Zagreb. He is lover primary class teacher in extended stay program in Elementary school Ivan Gundulić in Zagreb. During study at Faculty for teacher education on University in Zagreb he gained experience in teaching students of different age groups, and students whose Croatian language is not a mother tongue.

Sanja Miljatović is a teacher of Croatian Language and Literature at the Ivan Gundulić Elementary School (subject teaching/upper primary). After completing primary school and Foreign Languages Secondary School, she graduated in Croatistics (teaching-oriented) from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. During her studies and work at school, she has gained experience in teaching students of different age groups, but also students whose mother tongue is not Croatian.

Iskra Osmančević was born on 1960. She graduated in Comparative Literature and Librarianship from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Sarajevo. Subsequently she passed the pedagogical-didactic group of subjects. She worked as Croatian Language and Literature teacher and also as a librarian at primary schools on the Island of Hvar and in Zagreb. For the last fifteen years she worked at two primary schools where She participated in various projects.

 

 

Jožica Čeh Steger, PhD is a full-time professor of Slovene literature at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. She researches the issues of Slovene literature of the 19th and 20th centuries, especially the stylistic features in Slovene poetry and short prose, the theory of metaphors and symbols, and the Slovene-German literary bindings. In the last decade her research has focused on the ecocritics and multiculturalism, especially to images of one’s own and foreign in Slovene and Austrian literature. She (has) also participated in several research projects.

Dragica Haramija, PhD is a full-time professor of children literature at the University of Maribor. She lectures at the Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor. Her basic field of work is children’s literature: theories of genre in children prose and Slovene children literature history. She (has) acted in various projects on the research problem. She (has) also participated in several research projects.

 

Simona Pulko, PhD, is an assistant professor of Slovene language at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. She researches the issues of of language and literature didactics and language culture, in the last decade mostly their connection to social language varieties of the youth and learning Slovene language as the foreign language by the youth migrant. She (has) participated in various projects on the research problem.

Melita Zemljak Jontes, PhD is an associate professor of Slovene language at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature. She researches the issues of Slovene dialectology and language culture, in the last decade mostly their connection to social language varieties of the youth and learning Slovene language as the foreign language by the youth migrant. She (has) participated in various projects on the research problem.

 

 

 

Lulzim Ademi, PhD is аn assoc. professor of Albanian language and Methodology of Albanian language. He researches issues related to Albanian lexicology and lexicography, as well as the general linguistic culture and the standard and contemporary use of the Albanian language. He has participated as creator, evaluator, supervisor and menthor in several national and international projects. His works are published in scientific conferences and journals.

Elizabeta Bandilovska, PhD is a professor of Macedonian language at the Pedagogical Faculty “St. Kliment Ohridski”, University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. She is researches issues related to Macedonian lexicology and lexicography, as well as the general linguistic culture and the standard use of the Macedonian language. She is the author of two books in the field of Macedonian lexicology. She is a co-author of two textbooks in the field of the Macedonian language and the co-author in the six volumes of “Interpretative Dictionary of the Macedonian Language”. She has participated in several projects that cover the research topics.

Biljana Kamcevska, PhD is a full-time professor of Methodology of Science Education and Methodology of education of gifted children at the faculty of Pedagogy “St. Clment Ohridski”, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. She is an author of a university textbook, several monographs, manuals for preschool and primary teachers, textbooks for primary school students as well as numerous of scientific research works published in national and international scientific conferences. She participated in creation and development of national curricula for primary and preschool education and in several national and international researches.

Vesna Makasevska, PhD is a full-time professor of Methodology of Mathematical Education for preschool and primary school teacher education students at the Faculty of Pedagogy “St. Clment Ohridski”, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. She researches the issues early mathematical education, methodical concepts in mathematical education, research and implementation of strategies of teaching and learning mathematic. She is an author of a number of books, university textbooks, manuals for preschool and primary school students, as well as scientific research works published in scientific conferences. She participated in several national and international researches.

Maya Raunik Kirkov, PhD is a full-time professor of Methodology of Visual Art Education at the faculty of Pedagogy “St. Clment Ohridski”, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. She researches the issues in early visual art education, methodical concepts and strategies for reaching visual literacy. She is an author two university textbooks, manuals for preschool students, as well as scientific research works published in scientific conferences and journals. She participated in several educational researches and in more than 100 international visual art exibitions.

Emil Sulejmani, PhD is a full professor of Ethics and Religious Systems at Pedagogical Faculty “St. Kliment Ohridski”, University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje. He examines issues related to ethics, aesthetics and sociology in contemporary educational processes. He is the author of three university textbooks. Based on his activity in the field of sociology, he has published a number of scientific papers in relevant international and domestic journals. He was a participant and head of several international and national research projects.