Croatian Association of Teachers of English

The second HUPE Osijek branch meeting in school year 2022-2023

The second HUPE Osijek branch meeting in school year 2022-2023 was held at the Faculty of Education in Osijek on 18 March 2023. 26 members attended the meeting.

The agenda included:

1) Edinburgh calling – a 6-day teacher training course in Edinburgh

2) Tihana Svoren Kolarec: What's art got to do with it?

3) Barbara Bošnjak: Projects love ICT tools

4) HUPE news

At the beginning of the meeting, the members were informed about a 6-day teacher training course in Edinburgh organized by HUPE and supported by Education and Teacher Training Agency (AZOO) planned for April and August of this year. Apart from the course programme, which is all about exploring English language and culture, the participants were also informed about the technical side of the course, such as travel insurance, flights, accommodation, day trips and the price of the course. Due to its popularity, HUPE is also organizing another teacher training course in London planned for June this year.

The first workshop, titled What's art got to do with it?, was held by Tihana Svoren Kolarec from Tordinci Primary School in Tordinci. In her workshop Tihana explored how using works of visual arts and music can strengthen student thinking and learning. The participants tried out and were presented with interesting and creative activities on how to use famous paintings to teach and revise grammar and vocabulary in the classroom.

After the coffee break, the second presentation, titled Projects love ICT tools, was held by Barbara Bošnjak from Isidor Kršnjavi Secondary School in Našice. Barbara presented her students’ project results by using two different ICT tools, Padlet and Book Creator. Both of the tools were presented in details emphasising the benefits of using ICT tools in classrooms in various contexts and for different purposes with the aim of encouraging other teachers to include both project-based assignments and ICT tools in their own classes.

At the end of the meeting, participants were informed about the news in HUPE including the results of the 3rd National Writing Competition HUPE in Storyland, and the 31st Annual International HUPE Conference, which is taking place in Valamar Diamant Hotel, Poreč from 20 to 22 October 2023.

The members were also informed about the future HUPE Board elections that will take place via Zoom during the AGM at the HUPE Day on 25 March 2023. They were also encouraged to take an active role in HUPE and apply as volunteers for one of the roles in the Executive and Supervisory Boards, but also reminded of the Osijek branch president elections that will take place at the next branch meeting planned for May 2023.

HUPE Osijek is grateful to the speakers and all the members who attended the meeting and decided to spend their Saturday morning with us. Hopefully, we will see you at our next meeting in May.  

If you are a teacher of English and would like to join HUPE Osijek, feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

Adrijana Roždijevac
HUPE Osijek Branch President



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