Josip Burušić, project manager, received his PhD in 2003 from the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Zagreb. He is employed as a scientific advisor at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb. He has headed the Centre for Research on knowledge, education and human capital at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar since 2008. His teaching responsibilities include courses in the field of personality psychology and research methodology at the Department of Psychology at the Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb (starting in 1999), and courses in the field of performance measurement and organizational behavior at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management (starting in 2005). As project manager, he will be fully involved in the administration, management and coordination of all project activities. His research engagement will focus on academic self-competence beliefs, issues of school achievement and he will be involved in all methodological issues.
Toni Babarović received his PhD in 2009 from the Department
of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. He works at the
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb as a senior research
associate. His scientific interests include professional interests, work
values, decision-making, work psychology, and evaluation of education. He
participates in teaching at the University of Zagreb, Croatian Studies at the
courses: human resource management, regression analysis, factor analysis and
analysis of variance. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb, holding a course called
Communication Skills. His responsibilities and obligations in the project are
research design and sampling, questionnaire design, data analysis and
reporting, preparation and publication of scientific papers.
holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Zagreb. From 2013, she has
worked as a research associate at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar,
and as assistant professor at the Catholic University of Croatia. She teaches
Psychology of childhood at the Catholic University of Croatia and was assistant
lecturer for the courses Developmental Psychology, and Child and adolescent
psychology, at the Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb. Her
responsibilities and obligations in the project include research design and
sampling, questionnaire design, preparation and coordination of field research,
data analysis and reporting, preparation and publication of scientific papers.
Dević, received his PhD in 2015 from the
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, with the
dissertation topic "Determinants of student school achievement: validation
of model of academic competence". He works at the Institute of Social
Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb as a senior assistant (postdoc). He is interested
in determinants of academic achievement, intelligence, research methodology and
quantitative data analysis. He teaches at the University of Applied Health Sciences
in undergraduate and graduate studies courses in the field of methodology and
statistics. His obligations and responsibilities on the project include
research design and sampling, organization and implementation of field
research, data analysis and reporting, preparation and publication of
Glasnović Gracin, received her PhD ("Doktorand(innen)kolleg
Didaktik der Mathematik") in 2011, from the University of Klagenfurt in
Austria. From 2012 onwards she has worked as a research assistant (postdoc) at
the Faculty of Teacher Education at the University of Zagreb, where she
participates in teaching courses related to the methodology of teaching
mathematics. In this project, she will participate in coding the content
(mathematical tasks) and evaluation of test items.
Selimbegović, received her PhD in psychology in
2007 from the University of Paris Descartes, Paris, France. Since 2010, she has
worked as an associate professor at the University of Poitiers in France. She
participates in teaching the courses: Self-conscious emotions, Social
perception, Autobiographical memory, Introduction to cognitive-behavioral
therapy at the Department of Psychology, and the courses: Experimental
methodology and statistics, Self - the social construction of the person, and Motivation
at the Department of Education Sciences. In the project she is responsible for
all research questions concerning the impact of gender.
Reić Ercegovac, received her PhD in 2011 from the
Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb. She’s
worked as an assistant professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of
Philosophy, University of Split, since 2012. Her interests lie in the field of developmental
psychology, especially parenting and the application of knowledge from
developmental psychology to education. In this project, she will focus on
family characteristics and their effects, coordinate the activities in the
field of development, and be involved in the preparation of questionnaires and
other written materials.
Pale received his PhD form the Faculty of
Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb, where he has
worked since 1986. His scientific interests are in the application of
information technology in education and user interfaces, and information systems
security. He works as a consultant and designer, educator and lecturer in the
field of information systems and education. In this project, he will be
responsible for organization and implementation of STEM interventions, he will
consider implications of the outcome of the project on the development of STEM
careers in the school context and the potential implications of the results in
the field of STEM careers and the role of ICT in teaching.
Jagušt received his master's degree in 2008
from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of
Zagreb, where he’s worked as an associate assistant since 2008. He is involved
in teaching the following courses: Programming and Software Engineering,
Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming Paradigms and Languages, Databases,
and Advanced models and databases. His areas of scientific work include computer
assisted education, the use of mobile technology in education, associated data
and the Semantic Web. He is interested in wireless computer networks and radio.
In this project, he will focus on the operationalization of the STEM
intervention and research implications of the project's outcomes in STEM career
Petrović, PhD student and research assistant at
the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of
Zagreb. He participates in laboratory exercises at the following courses:
Laboratory of Electronic and Computer Engineering 1, Laboratory of Information
Processing 1, Computer Forensics. In the project he will participate in all
activities related to STEM intervention in school and in all field activities
related to the coordination of activities related to STEM intervention.
Mia Karabegović, PhD student with the Department
of Cognitive Science at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. She has
worked as a teaching assistant in the field of Evolutionary psychology at the Centre
for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb, from 2011 to 2012. Her research interests include the evolution of cooperation and impression management, as well as the implementation of new technologies in the educational context. In the project, she will be focusing on gender differences in the STEM field and
gender differences in the structure and dynamics of relations between
achievement, academic self-competence beliefs and STEM interests.
Mirta Blažev, PhD student at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her research are based in educational psychology – specifically, motivation and
gender differences in the educational context.
Jacquelynn S. Eccles, University of California, Irvine, USA. She is one of the world's most distinguished scientists and central figures in this research field, whose work has been cited a total of more than fifty thousand times. Her experience, knowledge and advice will contribute so that all the theoretical, methodological and construct issues are considered more closely with regard to their scientific relevance. She will help in the preparation and writing of papers as well as the dissemination of results in relevant journals.