Serbia implemented 21 pilots in schools across the country and actively involved 570 students and 29 teachers. Teachers applied the pilots in their schools, adjusting the suggested good practices to fit their classroom needs. Another 135 teachers were involved during the five coaching sessions of the pilots, while dissemination included a broad range of schools and partners’ networks.
A strong MARCH network has been formed across several regions in Serbia. The network has approximately 300 educators interconnected and aiming to develop strong collaborations. The MARCH project inspired a dialogue about a future perspective to introduce science as a new school subject which would promote a significant change in school curriculum in Serbia. In addition, the project has been actively communicated to policymakers in Serbia, focusing on high level officials at the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. MARCH local workshops and trainings that were organised across the country reflected the general tendencies that Serbian educators are successful in and built on these strengths, giving more emphasis at the following axes: outdoor activities, ICT technologies and multimedia in classrooms, hands-on experimentation and robotics.
As a follow-up from the project, partners from Serbia will be organising focus groups with policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss curriculum recommendations, and will then share their results with the MARCH partners. Additionally, they will actively promote and distribute the recommendations paper to the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and will publish articles about the good practices in popular science journals, such as Elementi and Popular Science Serbia. They will also participate in collaborative workshops with 13 science centres across Serbia to promote the project methodologies. Finally, they will try to improve mobility and career development of Serbian educators across Europe using ERASMUS+ funding building on the results of MARCH.
You can find out more about the individual Serbian pilots implemented in each school and the coach sessions here (pdf). For the full report on the Pilots, including pilots in other countries, pictures, evaluation and conclusions from the pilots, you can download it here (pdf).
The pilots in Serbia were organised by the Centre for Science and Art Promotion (CSAP).