Scientific conference 3rd Days of Educational Sciences was held on 20th and 21st October, 2016. The conference enabled collaboration and networking, as well as exchanging knowledge and research results of more than 200 researchers and other interested participants from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Slovenia and Great Britan. This year’s conference topic was Educational change: challenges and expectations and it included a series of presentations on various educational topics, such as students’ motivation, educational aspirations and choices, higher education, creativity in education, teaching methods, STEM education and inclusive education.

Within the conference programme two plenary sessions were held by eminent experts in the area of educational research: prof. Slavko Gaber, Ph. D. from the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, who discussed the question of sustainability of educational changes on the example of educational reform in Slovenia and prof. Izabela Sorić, Ph. D. from the Department of Psychology, University of Zadar, who gave an overview of the latest research and theories of emotions in education, with an emphasis on the guidelines for further research of the “emotional side of education“.

The conference also included discussing the practices and challenges of the minorities’ education in the multi-ethnic communities in Croatia within the round table of the same title, while the other round table problematized the Croatian Comprehensive Curricular Reform and the challenges and expectations it imposes to educational researchers, but also to teachers and students.

The conference programme included two symposia: one about the education for democratic citizenship and the other which was intended to promote mental health and prevention of behavioural problems within the school environment.

At the conference was also presented the School of Creativity “Novigrad Spring”, while also a longtime partner of the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb – the Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) celebrated its 10th anniversary within the conference.

Photo gallery of the conference is available at the Facebook page of the Institute.

Book of abstracts