Head of Department:

Valentina Majdenić, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Valentina Majdenić, Ph.D.


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Research Interests

Teaching Literature in Primary Schools

Teaching Media Literacy

Regional Literature


She has been enrolled 2005/2006 in postgraduate university study in Literature and Cultural Identity.Her PhD-Thesis entitled Reception of Slavonic Regional Literature In Elementary School Textbooks (1st to 8th grade) From 1970 to 2008 was defended on 27th January 2012 in front of the commission: Prof.Dr. Ana Pintarić (Chairman of the Committee), Dr. DubravkaSmajić, Assistant Professor (Member of the Committee) and Dr. Irena Vodopija, Associate Professor (Member of the Commitee, Mentor).On March 16, 2012, she was elected to the position of Adjunct in the scientific field of humanities, theory and history of literature, branch of Croatian Studies.On December 19, 2013, she was elected into the position of the Assistant Professor, scientific field of humanities, theory and history of literature, branch Croatian Studies.Her scientific interestshave been directed towards the methodology of literature and the methodology of media culture, local and regional literature.She is a co-author of Croatian language textbooks for primary school, from 2nd to 4th grade.She has been the member of the Erasmus K2 Membership Project Pacemaking the education and employment: answers to new challenges and opportunities.

Project Abbreviation: P-EE, from October 1, 2016 to March 31, 2018 (18 months). Project proposed by: Koprivnica Open University, Partner:Faculty of Educational Sciences in Osijek. Project code: 7E470F9E5337D292

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List of publications (link to CROSBI)

CROSBI Valentina Majdenić

Members of Department:

Lidija Bakota, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Lidija Bakota Ph. D.


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Research interests

1. early education of Croatian Language

2. textbooks’ analysis for Croatian Language early education

3. stylistics, sociolinguistic, bioethical analysis of Croatian
children’s literature on animalistic topics


I was born on 15th July 1974 in Osijek (Croatia) where I have finished my primary and secondary education. I have finished Croatian Language and Literature at Faculty of Pedagogy (today Faculty of Philosophy) at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. Since 2006/07 academic year I am employed at Faculty of Primary Education (today Faculty of Education) at Josip Juraj Strossmayer University in Osijek. I have obtained my Ph. D. in 2010 at Faculty of Philosophy at Zagreb University (thesis: Communicational model of oral exercises in primary education). In 2012 I became assistant professor at Faculty of Education.

At Faculty of Education I teach Croatian Language Didactics I, Croatian Language Didactics II, Oral and written communication and Public Speech. I participate at teachers’ professional training by teaching at professional seminars on Croatian language and oral and written communication.


List of publications (link to CROSBI)

CROSBI Lidija Bakota

Emina Berbić Kolar, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Dubravka Smajić, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Nina Mance, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Ivana Trtanj, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Vedrana Živković Zebec, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Mirta Bijuković Maršić, Lecturer
Krešimir Čosić, Assistant