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The link between the MirandaNet Fellowship and Macedonia was established through a visit to the UK by a joint group of educators from Bitola and Skopje Universities. As part of their fact-finding visit, organised by the London International Study Centre, they spent a day at the south London school of Lawrence Williams, MirandaNet Fellow, where they learned about the use of ICT across the curriculum, assessment procedures, and the school’s world-renowned NASA STAR Project.
On their return home, they kindly invited Lawrence to visit Macedonia, in order to develop ideas and further educational links with the United Kingdom. A visit to Bitola and Skopje by Lawrence and Susan Williams was agreed, and took place during the week of 8th to 13th April 2006.
- Read Susan Williams' Report on this visit
- View some of the resources which the Macedonian group have produced
Daniela Andonovska-Trajkovska (Bitola University) (email dandonovskatrajkovska at yahoo.com) has an MA in Pedagogy: Educational Methodologies and her Masters’ work has the title: Teaching strategies for Poetry Writing in the Elementary Classroom. She has also a Diploma in Education. She completed the course organized by USAID and led by professors from George Mason University, Virginia, USA about Integrating ICT in the Teaching process in 2005. She is an on-line student at the George Mason University, Virginia, USA for Integrating ICT in the Teaching process, at the moment. She has completed the training “Child-centred Methodology Curriculum Development” that took place in London, UK in 2005. She is working at the Faculty of Education in Bitola, “St. Kliment Ohridski”-Bitola University in Macedonia as assistant professor for the courses: Elementary Reading and Writing and Educational Methodologies for Language Arts, at the moment. She is a co-professor (since 2005) at the International Summer University Macedonia (ISUM) organized by the Academic Training Association (ATA) in the Netherlands for the course Educational Methodologies. As part of the ISUM she was on a study visit in Arizona, USA in May/June 2006. She will lead courses for Integrating ICT in the Teaching process for university professors and students at the Faculty of Education – Bitola, during the academic 2006/2007.
Tatjana Atanasoska (Bitola University) has worked for 10 years as an educator in a Boarding House in Prilep, Macedonia. For the last 3 years she has worked as a University Professor at the Faculty of Education, Bitola, teaching General Pedagogy and Family Pedagogy. She has completed an education course about Civic Education in Poland, 2004 and Integrating ICT in the Teaching process organized by USAID and led by professors from George Mason University, Virginia, USA. She has completed the training “Child-centred Methodology Curriculum Development” in London, UK in 2005. She will lead courses for Integrating ICT in the Teaching process for university professors and students at the Faculty of Education – Bitola, during the academic 2006/2007.
Lence Miloseva (email milosevaleni at yahoo.com): University of SS Cyril & Methodius, Skopje
What do you know about Macedonia?
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Republic of Macedonia, or Macedonia*, is an independent state on the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. The country borders Serbia and Montenegro to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east.
The capital is Skopje with more than 600,000 inhabitants. It has a number of smaller cities, notably Bitola, Prilep, Tetovo, Kumanovo, Ohrid, Veles, Stip, and Strumica.
The Republic of Macedonia is often called a land of lakes and mountains. There are more than 50 natural and artificial lakes and sixteen mountain ranges higher than 2000 metres above sea level.
The country is member of the UN, Council of Europe, associate member of La Francophonie, World Trade Organization (WTO), Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, since December 2005 it is a candidate for joining the European Union, and is also expecting NATO membership.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Bitola is the second largest city in the Republic of Macedonia after the capital Skopje and third largest municipality after Kumanovo. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley, close to the border with Greece.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Skopje is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of Macedonia, as well as the political, cultural, economical and academic centre of the country. It was known from the Roman period on under the name Skupi. The city developed rapidly after the Second World War, but this trend was interrupted in 1963 when it was hit by a disastrous earthquake. Today Skopje is a modern city with interesting cultural monuments from the past.