Department of Teacher and Preschool Teacher Education in Zadar, University of Zadar
The education of teachers in Zadar has a long uninterrupted tradition since the beginning of the 19th century (1821), when quarterly training courses were organised for teachers in the lower classes of primary school. Today, the Department has twenty-eight employees and offers the following study programmes: the integrated undergraduate and graduate university study programme of Teacher Education (single-major with two modules – the Croatian Language Module and the Art Module); the university undergraduate and graduate study programmes of Early and Preschool Education. Those holding a Master’s in Primary Education and a Master’s in Early and Preschool Education can further study at the doctoral level. So far, several international scientific conferences have been held at the Department: Child and Aesthetic Expressions (2011), Centuries of Zadar Education (2013), A Contemporary Approach to the Education of Gifted Children (2016), Identity and diversity in education (2017), Beyond the Canon (of Children’s Literature) (2019), Rethinking Childhood (2021). Department’s academic journal Magistra Iadertina publishes scientific and professional papers in the field of social sciences, pedagogy, educational rehabilitation sciences and humanities on a yearly basis, and they are primarily focused on the topics related to teaching, educating and working with children. The Department is located within the University of Zadar New Campus premises, at Ulica Franje Tuđmana 24i.
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