The CDRSEE in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia facilitated an evaluation session of the Teaching for Learning Manual: A reference guide for results-oriented teachers. The event took place in Belgrade on April 1st in the facilities of the Primary School, Vladislav Ribnikar. Approximately forty guests who have been or will be beneficiaries of the manual attended the event. The guest included relevant university professors, select primary school teachers and directors, advisors to the Ministry, and researchers in the field of education reform. The event was be moderated by Biljana Stojanovic, Ministry of Education, while the CDRSEE’s Nenad Sebek and the school director, Snezana Knezevic gave the opening remarks.
Ana Pešikan, co-author of the manual, fellow professors Dr. Ivan IviÄ‡ and Dr. Marko Šuica, and Dr. Ljiljana Levkov, coordinator on the project, Supporting Education Development and Research, provided valuable insight on the usefulness of the manual. Dr. Šuica spoke on the various methods of history education and the critical need for the manual to be included in compulsory education, while Dr. Levkov emphasized how the manual has contributed to education reform. Several useful suggestions were gained from the panel’s commentary and the project team will take those in stride as teacher trainings and other activities in relation to the manual continue to take place. Following the presentations, the attending guests engaged in an open dialogue to further discuss the benefits and best practices of utilizing the manual.