Teaching Assistant with PhD

PhD Jelena Milanković Jovanov



Date and place of birth: 27. avgust 1985. Pakrac (Croatia).

She graduated in 2008 from the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad. In the same year, she enrolled in doctoral studies, majoring in geo-science. She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled “The Danube as a traffic artery and axis of development in the Republic of Serbia” in 2015. During her doctoral studies, she was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. She is currently a doctoral student in the field of teaching methodology of natural sciences-geography.

She is the author or co-author of more than 70 scientific papers, 2 textbooks for faculty students, and 2 primary school textbooks of geography. She participated in national and international projects.


Phone: +381 21 485 2842

Email: milankovicjovanov@gmail.com; jelenamj@dgt.uns.ac.rs

Scientific titles

  • 2017-2022, Teaching assistant at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad.
  • From 2022, Teachnig assistant with PhD at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Science, University of Novi Sad.

Field of scientific research

  • Geography teaching methodology
  • Spatial Planning


  • Geography teaching methodology
  • Geography teaching methodology II (master’s studies)
  • Teaching objects and tools of work in teaching geography
  • Regional planning and management
  • Application of didactic principles in the teaching of geography (master’s studies)
  • Curricula in the world and in our country (master’s studies)
  • Historical development of geography teaching (master’s studies)

Other information

  • Knowledge of foreign languages: English (B2 level), Spanish (A1 level)
  • She is member of the Subject didactics Serbia Society and Serbian Geographical Society.

Participation in projects:

  • Name of the project: Loess Plains in Serbia, financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Period 2009/2010. Project manager: prof. Dr. Jovan Romelić
  • Name of the project: Transformations of Serbia’s geospace – past, contemporary problems and proposed solutions, financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Project manager: prof. Dr. Slobodan Marković
  • Name of the project: Erasmus+ “Learning through the Interdisciplinary Field Education” (LIFEdu), from September 2019. Project manager: Dr. Smiljana Đukičin Vučković

Engagements – Engaged in the organization and implementation of accredited seminars for educators:

  • Interactive teaching – modern teaching of geography
  • Get to know the world around you via the Internet – a new learning technology in primary and secondary schools
  • Mind maps as an innovative tool for acquiring ideas, concepts and laws when studying geographic content
  • Integrated teaching of natural-mathematical sciences and informatics through various forms of work in elementary school, with a special focus on inclusion.

Work experience and relevant jobs:

  • Geography teacher secondary school High School of Electrical Engineering “Mihajlo Pupin”, Novi Sad, Serbia [1 Jan 2015 – 1 Sep 2016]
  • Geography teacher Primary school “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj”Sremska Kamenica, Serbia [1 Apr 2017 – 30 Aug 2017]

Selected references:

  1. Đukičin S., Milanković J., Ivkov-Džigurski A., Stojanović V. (2012). An Analysis of the Diet of the Population of the Republic of Serbia. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment, 10(1), 52-57; ISSN 1459-0255; IF 0,435(M23)
  2. Đukičin S., Đorđević J., Milanković J. (2014). Spatial and Social Changes Caused by the Continous Exploitation of Lignite in the Kolubara Lignite Basin, Serbia. Acta geographica Slovenica 54 (1), 41-49. (Geography, Physical 45/46) IF 0. 306; ISSN 1581-6613 (M23)
  3. Đukičin Vučković, S., Đorđević, J., Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Protić, B., Đorđević, T., Ivkov, M. (2018). The development of transport infrastructure and attitudes of the local population: a case study from the Republic of Serbia. Geografisk Tidsskrift-Danish Journal of Geography 118 (1), 101-113. IF 0.963; ISSN 0016-7223 (M23)
  4. Stojšić, I., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Maričić, O., Stanisavljević, J., Milanković Jovanov, J. (2020). Students’ attitudes toward the application of mobile
    augmented reality in higher education. Društvena istraživanja, 29(4), 535-554. https://doi.org/10.5559/di.29.4.02 (M23)
  5. Ivkov Džigurski, A., Đukičin Vučković, S., Stajić, S., Sekulić, M., Ivanovnić Bibić, Lj., Milanković Jovanov, J., Dragin, A. (2022). Attitudes of university students towards institution of a marriage. Family Forum, 12, 15-30. ISSN 2084-1698 (Print) ISSN: 2391-9388 (Online), https://doi.org/10.25167/FF/4809 (M23)
  6. Stajić, S., Đukičin Vučković, S., Ivkov Džigurski, A., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Milanković Jovanov, J., Lukić, A. (2023). The need of taking online geography lessons during states of emergency situations. South African Journal of Education (SAJE), 43(2), https://doi.org/10.15700/saje.v43ns2a2143 (M23)
  7. Milanković, J., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Đukičin, S., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Lukić, T., Kalkan, K. (2015). Attitudes of School Teachers about Roma Inclusion in Education, A Case Study of Vojvodina, Serbia. Geographica Pannonica 19(3), 122-129. ISSN 0354-8724 (М24)
  8. Đukičin Vučković, S.,Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivanovic Bibić, Lj., Đorđević, J., Đorđević, T., Stamenković, I. (2020). Changes in the hierarchy of settlements and attitude of the local population: evidence from adeveloping region. Journal of the Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić” SASA, 70 (3), 227-240. ISSN 0350-7599 (printed edition), ISSN 1821-2808 (electronic edition) DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/IJGI2003227D (M24)
  9. Ivanović Bibić, Lј., Đukičin, S., Lukić, T., Miljković, Đ, Milanković, J., Babić Kekez, S., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Dubovina, Z. (2015). Achieving Competencies with Grammar School Students through Utilisation of Seleceted Didactical Principles – Case Study of Geographic features of Europe. Geographica Pannonica 19 (4), 153-161. ISSN 0354-8724 (М24)
  10. Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Stanistavljević, J., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Petrović, M. Đukičin Vučković, S. (2022). Is the Integrative Teaching Approach Beneficial for Learning?. Interantional Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 10 (2), 173-183. ISSN 2334-847X, ISSN 2334-8496 (Online), https://doi.org/10.23947/2334-8496-2022-10-2-173-183(M51)
  11. Lukić, A., Stajić, S., Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivanovnić Bibić, Lj., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Jovanović, T., Petrović, M., Đukičin Vučković, S. (2022). Primary Education in Serbia and Czechia. Are There Similarities? International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCREE), 10(3), 27-35. ISSN 2334-847X, ISSN 2334-8496 (Online), https://doi.org/10.23947/2334-8496-2022-10-3-27-35 (M51)
  12. Milanković J. Đukičin S., Đorđević J. (2011). Osnovne odlike bačkih opština posmatrača u evroregionu Dunav – Drava – Sava. Glasnik Srpskog geografskog društva, 91(4), 111-140. ISSN 2406-078X (М51)
  13. Milanković Jovanov, J., Ivkov Džigurski, A., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Đukičin Vučković, S., Živković, K.  (2023). Digital competences of futrure geography teachers. 10th ICT in Education Conference, Science and Communication, Hungarian Language Teacher Training Faculty in Subotica, November 9-10, 2023, Subotica, p. 59. ISBN 978-86-81960-24-0 (M34)
  14. Milanković Jovanov, J., Đukičin Vučković, S., Ivkov-Džigurski, A., Ivanović Bibić, Lj., Žiberna, I., Stanisavljević J. (2021). The Possibilities of Integrative Teaching of Geography and Biology. Collection of Papers, The 5th Serbian Congress of Geographers, Innovative Approach and Perspectives of the Applied Geography, 9-11 September 2021. ISBN 978-86-7031-588-4, 63 p. (M33)
  15. Milanković J., Đorđević J., Đukičin S., Seferović S. (2012). Development of Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas in the Serbian Sector of the Danube. Internaltional Conference „Pro Mountains: Environment-Tourism-Sustainable Development“, Busteni, Romania, Abstract book 32-33. ISBN 978-606-591-516-9. (M34)