Marin Trošelj is a Master of Education in Polytechnic and Informatics who turned his passion for science, technology, and education into an entrepreneurial venture. He is the co-founder and director of the STEMI company. The company has been building a bridge between schools and the technology industry with the aim of drastically reducing the time it takes to introduce new knowledge and technologies to schools. The company’s products are STEM programs for primary and secondary schools developed with partners from technology industry and used in more than 15 states in the USA. In his career, he actively participated in the digitization of university courses and the creation of the first MOOC course in Croatia – Introduction to Psychology from the University of Rijeka, led the development of the first online University Fair and worked as a mentor with motivated children at the Scientific Education Center Višnjan for more than 10 years.
The future is created in schools
The best way to predict the future is to create it, but do we know what kind of future we want to create? Do we know what kind of society we want to create? The question is not simple, but it is one of the most important that we must talk about more and more. First, we need to know the past to understand the present so that we can face the future. That is why we will first dive into the history of education to see how the development of technology, from the invention of the alphabet, the steam engine, to computers and the Internet, has changed the way we live, work, and teach. Then we will look at what is currently happening around us, in what kind of environment children are growing up to finally look into the future and imagine how to turn schools into places where the future is created.