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University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has approximately 38,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 6,000 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The University of Ljubljana is renowned for its quality social and natural sciences and technical study programmes, structured in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. Our projects keep pace with the latest developments in the areas of arts, sciences and technology at home and abroad. The University of Ljubljana is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. It is also the central and largest research institution in Slovenia with 30 percent of all registered researchers. The University takes a central pedagogical position by performing public services in the areas of special social importance which ensure the preservation of the national identity.
Dr. Iztok Devetak is Full Professor of Chemical Education at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Departement ob Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics. His research focuses on students’ chemistry learning and their motivation, how chemistry in context stimulates learning, using eye-tracking technology in explaining science learning, aspects of environmental education, and the development of teachers’ health-managing competences.
Dr. Vesna Ferk Savec is a full professor of chemical education at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Departement ob Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics, Slovenia. Her research in the field of chemistry education focuses on the use of visualization of the triple nature of chemical concepts, context-based learning, inquiry-based learning, micro-scale experimental work and various aspects of green chemistry related to chemistry education. She is also interested in innovative approaches to the use of ICT to support the study process, especially in the training of future teachers. She is the head of the Center KemikUm – School Laboratory for Development and Innovation at the Faculty of Education of the University of Ljubljana, which aims to bring together the most important stack holders in science education and to facilitate the transfer of science education research findings into school practice.
Dr. Janez Vogrinc is Associate Professor for Research in Education and Statistics. His fields of expertise cover qualitative and quantitative research methodology, action research, teacher education systems, teachers´ professional development, education policy studies, education reforms and quality assurance in education. He is president of the National commission for national examination in primary school in Republic of Slovenia, a member of Professional Council for education in Republic of Slovenija and Dean of the Faculty of Education University Ljubljana.
Miha Slapničar, PhD student, is teaching assistant of chemical education at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Departement ob Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics. His research focuses on students’ redox reaction comprehension in connection with triple nature of chemical concepts using eye-tracking technology, experimental work in the field of general, inorganic and organic chemistry, spectroscopy aspects of the chemistry of natural compounds, and the chemical knowledge assesment.
Luka Vinko is a teaching assistant in the field of chemical education at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Departement ob Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics. His research interests include experimental work in chemistry classes in primary and secondary school.
Nina Zupanc is a Technical Associate of Chemical Education at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Departement ob Biology, Chemistry and Home Economics, Slovenia.