The analysis of the state of IT education in primary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina was carried out within the project “Better administration for faster economic growth”, which is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Sarajevo and implemented by UNDPBiH. The analysis showed that there is an uneven integration of IT education in administrative units in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the absence of continuous, effective monitoring of the educational process, inadequate teacher training, incomplete resources that need to be upgraded (hardware, software, networks), as well as an insufficiently developed digital culture. In addition to the key findings of the research that was conducted in the previous period, the attendees were also presented with recommendations that emerged from the research, in which, among other things, it was pointed out that IT education in primary schools not only teaches students technical skills, but also helps them develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and mutual cooperation.
Recommendations and conclusions from the aforementioned meeting, which was held on March 30, 2023 in Sarajevo, were presented to representatives of competent state, entity and cantonal educational institutions, representatives of pedagogical institutes, the Agency for Preschool, Primary and Secondary Education, representatives of UNICEF, UNESCO and, as well as representatives of the industry and the association of IT teachers.
The aforementioned meeting was an opportunity to present the results of the Zenica Pedagogical Institute and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Zenica-Doboj Canton regarding the project “Quality education through curricular reform” in which 53 subject curricula for regular elementary schools were developed and gymnasiums in the area of Zenica-Doboj canton which are based on learning outcomes and which promote the elements reached in the analysis of the state of IT education in primary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina by UNDPBiH.
In front of the Zenica Pedagogical Institute, the meeting was attended by Aida Salkić, Director of the Zenica Pedagogical Institute, Aldijana Nuhanović and Amila Herceg Hodžić, Expert Adviser for the field of education at the Zenica Pedagogical Institute.