University Chemistry Education for the Challenges of Contemporary Society

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The Conference will be held at the University of Belgrade, at the Rector's Office (Kapetan Miša's Edifice - in Serbian: Kapetan Mišino zdanje) and at the Faculty of Chemistry (in the Science Building). These two compounds are located accross the small park at Students' Square in the utmost center of Belgrade.

Preliminary Conference Programme   (MS Word DOC, 48 KB)

Plenary Lecturers

Michael Seery

Dr Michael Seery

Learning in the 21st Century Laboratory   →   Lecture abstract

Dr Michael Seery is a Reader in Chemistry Education at the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh. His research interests align with two main themes: (1) technology enhanced learning to prepare students for learning and (2) laboratory education. He is a previous winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Higher Education Teaching Award and the (Irish) National Association for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning Award. He is Chair of the Editorial Board of Education in Chemistry, a magazine published by the RSC for chemistry teachers, as well as being Associate Editor of the journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice. He is currently writing a book on laboratory education in chemistry, and maintains a blog on various aspects of education at


Keynote Speakers

Georgios Tsaparlis

Prof. Dr Georgios Tsaparlis

Science Problem Solving and Other Higher-Order Thinking Tasks:
The Role of Selective Cognitive Variables
  →   Lecture abstract

Georgios Tsaparlis (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRSC) is Professor Emeritus of Science Education at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Ioannina, Greece. He has taught a wide variety of physical chemistry courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels and has contributed to many science and chemistry education courses. He has focused his research towards improving science and chemistry education through research and practice and has studied structural concepts (with an emphasis on quantum chemistry), the effects of cognitive factors on problem solving, higher-order cognitive skills, the application of non-linear methodologies in education, and many other educational issues, including chemistry curricula. He is the author/co-author of 59 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals, the author of chapters in 13 books, co-editor of "Concepts of Matter in Science Education" (Springer), and guest co-editor of the 2014 "Chemistry Education Research and Practice" issue on physical chemistry education: In addition, he has published extensively in his native language, Greek. Georgios Tsaparlis was the Royal Society of Chemistry's Education Award Winner for 2016, "for his extensive contributions to chemistry education research over many years including having been the founding editor of the journal Chemistry Education Research and Practice, now the top ranked journal in chemical education".

Natasa Brouwer-Zupancic

Dr Natasa Brouwer-Zupancic

Developing Best Practice in University Laboratory Education   →   Lecture abstract

Dr Natasa Brouwer is a senior science education consultant at the University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Science. She works at the Education Service Centre. She is the coordinator of the University Teaching Certificate programme for lecturers in science disciplines at the University of Amsterdam. She is the coordinator of the Faculty of Science Program Council for innovation of teaching with technology. After her PhD in Chemistry she has specialized in chemistry education and the use of education technology for learning and teaching. At the Faculty of Science she consults lecturers in improving their teaching methods and using technology. She collaborates in education innovation projects on university, national and international level, among others European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) projects. She was involved in several ECTN working groups about university chemistry teaching, innovative teaching methods, professional development and qualification of university chemistry lecturers. Her research interest is in using ICT in university science education, specifically to improve course design and learning process, among others by possibilities of Learning Analytics.

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How to Prepare Our Students to Enter Job Market?   →   Workshop abstract

Iwona Maciejowska

Prof. Dr Iwona Maciejowska

Iwona Maciejowska MSc, PhD, associate professor in Chemistry Education, career adviser and founder of Career Service at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland), the Head of the Center of Teaching Exellence ARS DOCENDI UJ, the Chair of the Division of Chemical Education the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences. She has run educational training courses for school chemistry teachers, doctoral students and university teaching staff. Her research interests have focused on adult education and lifelong learning, and on the teaching and learning of natural sciences, especially using active methods, IBSE and PBL. She has been involved in many international projects and networks, such as 7PR (IRRESISTIBLE, SAILS, ESTABLISH), as well as in editorial boards of five international scientific journals. She has edited and/or published 13 books (e.g. I. Maciejowska & B. Byers (Eds.) (2015), A Guidebook of Good Practice for Pre-Service Training of Chemistry Teachers Krakow, Poland) and over 100 papers and chapters (e.g. Maciejowska, I., Wietecha-Posłuszny, R., Woźniakiewicz, M., & Koscielniak, P. (2014), Application of Case Study and Role-Playing in Forensic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry Education: Students', Graduates' and Teachers' Points of View. In I. Devetak & S. Glažar (Eds.), Learning with Understanding in the Chemistry Classroom (pp. 287-304), Springer).

Pascal Mimero

Dr Pascal Mimero

Pascal Mimero, Ph.D. in Fine Organic Chemistry Synthesis, MCIC. He is currently Educational Manager of two post-graduate specialized master's classes (Strategic Project Management; Industrial Risk Assessment) at CESI Engineering School since 2001; and Industrial Trainer-Consultant for adult training sessions in organic and analytical chemistry at CPE Lyon Continuing Education Department since 1993; In both case, he is accompanying career evolutions of young graduates and professionals in activity. He was an active member of the European Chemistry Thematic Network (ECTN) Association, chairing the EChemTest© computer-based evaluation platform in chemistry, from its creation in 1997 until 2015. He was previously an Accredited Professor in synthetic organic chemistry at CNAM, and gained his experience in anticancer drugs synthesis as Associate Researcher at UBC (Vancouver BC, Canada), then in analytical chemistry as Industrial Research Engineer at Rhône-Poulenc Industrialisation / Industrial Technologies and Research Centre (Lyon, France). His research interests now span the areas of sciences at the interfaces, education and career evolutions of adults and professionals in activity.