Contact information

Head of Department: Mateja Ploj Virtič, PhD., Assistant
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Office: 01/21
Phone number: +386 2 2293 754

 

Short CV

EDUCATION:

  • 1989 – 1993                        2. Gimnazija Maribor (grammar school).
  • 1993 – 2000                        University of Maribor, Faculty of Education, double-major study programme of Mathematics and Production and Technical Education
  • 2000 – 2007                        University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, uniform doctoral study,
  • Title of the Doctoral Thesis: Analysis of Mechanical Faults Using Acoustic Models.

 

SPECIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ABROAD

  • March 2000 – June 2000:                University of Bayreuth, Department of Mathematics, Bayreuth, Germany

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2000 – 2007:                       University of Maribor, Faculty of Education (since 2006 Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics), young researcher – financed by the Slovenian Research Agency.
  • 2008 – 2010                        University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, researcher, employed on a postdoctoral project, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency and assistant for the subjects of Didactics of Design and Technology 1 and 2.
  • 2008 – 2010                        Bojan Ilich primary school; I teach Design and Technology as a volunteer teacher with reduced workload acquiring invaluable experiences for my work with students.
  • 2010 -                                    University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, assistant

 

Description of the Research Field

  • analysis of higher education didactics,
  • use of information and communication technologies in teaching,
  • teaching models,
  • connection between theory and practice in education.

 

Description of Participation in Projects

Past Projects:

  • MR 2000 – 2007
  • Postdoctoral 2008 – 2010: Analysis of the Higher Education Technical Didactics and Creating the Application Framework for Transferring Technical Knowledge
  • Development of science competences 2010 - 2011

Subjects taught

  • Didactics of Design and Technology 1 – Laboratory work, demonstration lessons
  • Didactics of Design and Technology 2 – Laboratory work, demonstration lessons

 

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