In the current modern life, the ability to think critically and to code are some of the most important skills of the 21st century. Children actively learn on the basis of curiosity and interest, but it is necessary to encourage them to ask questions, to find a procedure to solve a problem which is based on evidence and verified sources of information. They often ask, what if, why so ... and thus introduce different approaches to experiencing events. Different perspectives provide a comprehensive overview of a given problem and its solutions. Not taking into consideration different perspectives is often cause of conflicts between people, and this often may happen even between family members.
PhD BETI LAMEVA is the Head of Examinations, IT and Research Sector at the State Examination Center and is a national coordinator of international studies for student achievement, TIMSS and PISA. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of IT and external evaluation in education, both in the country and abroad.
TANJA ANDONOVA MITREVSKA, MA, is the Head of the Examinations and Assessments Department at the State Examination Center. During her professional career, she worked as a high school professor of Macedonian language and literature. She has been an advisor since 2004. She has participated in a number of seminars, conferences, trainings and study visits as a participant or as a leader and trainer. She has been active in the field of developing critical thinking in teaching since 1997. She is the author and co-author of documents, papers, articles, and manuals in the field of teaching practices in the educational process.
JASNA GJORGIEVSKA is a professional psychologist with a work experience as a municipal education advisor, and currently employed as a school psychologist. During her professional life she delivered a number of workshops, lectures and activities to encourage socio-emotional development in students. She is also a facilitator of many lectures and parenting consultations.
OLGA SAMARDZIC JANKOVA has been involved in education for many years: as a teacher, counselor in the Bureau for Development of Education, head of the components for the application of ICT in teaching in three USAID educational projects and she is a president of an organization focusing on innovative technology in education.