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The Challenges of Education in the Digital Age

The 2023/24 school year is all the more special as we have been celebrating the 30th anniversary of the reestablishment of St. Stanislav’s Institution.

We will also mark this occasion with an international conference that will bring together teachers and distinguished speakers to address the challenges of education in the digital age.

You are kindly invited to join us in shaping the future of education.

Anton Česen, director









It is our foremost priority to respond to the challenges and seize the opportunities that lie ahead. We will address both with a conference that will be held at St. Stanislav’s Institution from 9 to 11 May 2024.

The main topics include:

  • Church in the mission of education
  • Pedagogy in response to the challenges of our time
  • Digitisation and AI in school processes

We are delighted to invite teachers, educators, principals, school councillors and other professionals working with the young to share their knowledge and examples of good practice.

In addition to the plenaries, there will be parallel sessions of related papers organised into thematic panels. Sessions will be interactive and will offer the opportunity to network and to exchange ideas.

Join us as we share and learn together!


St. Stanislav’s Institution is one of the biggest and oldest school centres in the country with a 100-year tradition. First established in 1905 as a boys’ secondary school, it has grown into a centre combining a kindergarten, a primary school, an upper secondary school, two student halls and a music school for everyone!

It has been valued as one of the best schools in Slovenia and well-known for its creativity, innovation, international experience, and openness to new ideas. To maintain academic excellence, it is necessary to broaden horizons and offer opportunites for teachers to develop professionally. A conference is, therefore, a great chance.


Thursday, 9 May: Church in the Mission of Education
This session seeks to provide insights into the contemporary trends of the Church in the field of education and its answers to the educational challenges of today. Format: PLENARY

Friday, 10 May: The Challenges of Pedagogy in the 21st Century
The morning session will focus on digitalisation in school, its influences on the young and their perceptions. The afternoon session will be dedicated to artificial intelligence in school. Format: PLENARY and PARALLEL SESSIONS

Saturday, 11 May: Best Practice from the Field
Parallel sessions with an aim of sharing best practice: digitality, new technologies, innovative methods, outdoor education, etc. Format: PARALLEL SESSIONS











Registration for attending or actively participating in the conference is open.

Online and in-person participation is possible!

Proposals to present a paper on subject matter related to the topics of the conference are welcome.

Authors are required to submit a 150-word abstract. All proposals will be reviewed after acceptance.

Each presenter will be allocated a time slot of 20 minutes.

For further information, please write to us at [email protected].



St. Stanislav’s Institution has been accredited as a consortium leader until 2027. It has been experienced in organising teacher training courses and job shadowing mobilities.



1st day: Becoming familiar with the Slovenian school system, attending lessons

2nd day: Attending lessons/observing extra-curricular and other school activities and speaking with teachers

3rd day: Participating in a field trip (ICT Outdoors)

The programme will be tailored to the needs and interests of participating teachers. Afternoons will be free to attend the conference sessions and/or present a paper/poster (optional).

There is an opportunity for teachers to engage in a job shadwoing mobility or a structured training course that run parallel to the conference. For more information please contact us at [email protected]



1st day: Education in the digital age and skills for the 21st century

2nd day: School visits with a focus on the use of digital technology

3rd day: Experiential learning with a field trip (ICT Outdoors)

4th day: Creativity and sports in school

Afternoons will be free to attend the conference sessions and/or present a paper/poster (optional).

PRICE: 400 € (a course fee including a field trip, lunches and coffee breaks)


St. Stanislav’s Institution seeks patrons for its upcoming conference.

When you sponsor the event, you will:

  • reach an expected target audience of 150–200 attendees (teachers, principals and other education professionals from Slovenia and other European countries);
  • increase awareness of your organisation, its products and services.

Some of the benefits include:

  • company’s name and logo featured in the conference materials and on the conference website;
  • display board in the conference registration area.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact us at [email protected].


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