IDN- Chemistry Education, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.
Dr. Silvija Markic is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Bremen (Germany) since summer 2009. Before that she finished her teacher training program for grammar school teacher of chemistry and mathematics. She works in the field of chemistry teacher education and researches in the didactics of chemistry. Her research interests include science teachers' beliefs and pedagogical content knowledge, linguistic heterogeneity and cultural diversity in chemistry and science education, cooperative learning and alternative teaching methods.