Gimnazija Zajecar



Gimnazija Zajecar is one of the oldest schools in Serbia, founded in 1836. The school is attended by 360 students aged 14 -19 and employs 40 teachers. Within the school there are four courses available to students: social and linguistic, natural science, IT course and general course.
Although there are students who stand out and require an advanced level of knowledge, many are not motivated by the traditional way of teaching. Our goal is to improve work system with this project, make lectures more interesting and activate more students in the teaching activities. Teachers lack tools that could be used in class to enhance learning, contextualize STEM and make sure student better comprehend knowledge gained at class. With this project, we will create tools to help both teachers and students. Our students will meet their peers from other EU countries and prepare them for future by co-working in a mutual project.

For more than 10 years we have been working with AFS (American field service), an international student exchange organization and each year, several students go to annual education in countries around the world. Students from other countries (Turkey, Mexico, Italy, Thailand, New Zealand, Germany ...) attend our annual exchange. We have been selected as one of 20 school ambassadors for STEM label project and we are the second school in Europe to obtain STEM proficient label. In collaboration with students from Spain our students won a main award at STEM4YOUTH and visited CERN. We collaborate with Scientix project and working on implementing more eTwinning projects in our school.

Our students have participated in many regional, national and international competitions and in last three years won 10 state awards in physics and 11 in math. Mathematics and physics are particularly distinguished by the number of awards, which is why we plan to contribute to the project from these subjects. We also plan to share knowledge gained from our current KA1 project about problem based learning.



 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.