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Department of Sociology

Asst. Prof. Dr. Živa Kos

 Dr. Živa Kos is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana.

She obtained her PhD from the Faculty of Education, UL, on the topic of quality assessment and quality assurance in education. She is a collaborator of the Center for Educational Policy Studies, (CEPS) at Faculty of Education UL.

Her research areas are education, quality assessment and assurance, educational policies, collaborative commons in the field of education, teacher education, sociology of family and gender equality. She has been involved in various national and international research projects dealing with education, such as:

-Neoliberalism in the European Education Area: Between the Effectiveness and Equity of Slovenian Educational Policies and Practices,

- Preparing teachers for diversity: the role of initial teacher education,

- Systems approach for better education results,

-Gearing roles - challenging and transforming gender roles and identities linked to professional careers, and work in academia.


She participates in national and international conferences and is a member of the Slovenian Sociological Society.


She is the author and co-author of various scientific and professional articles/chapter related to the issues of education.


Selected biography:


KOS, Živa, TAŠNER, Veronika, GABER, Slavko. Schools and the collaborative commons. Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja. jul.-sep. 2019, vol. 56, no. 3, str. 896-910, 951.

KOS, Živa, TAŠNER, Veronika, GABER, Slavko. Možnosti in meje konceptualizacij ter praks ugotavljanja in zagotavljanja kakovosti v vzgoji in izobraževanju. Šolsko polje : revija za teorijo in raziskave vzgoje in izobraževanja. 2016, letn. 27, št. 5/6, str. 29-49.

 KOS, Živa. Družboslovje in možnosti formacije subjekta. Sodobna pedagogika. okt. 2018, letn. 69 = 135, št. 3, str. 48-60.

GABER, Slavko, KOS, Živa, TAŠNER, Veronika. Premene v družbi, spremembe v šoli. Šolsko polje : revija za teorijo in raziskave vzgoje in izobraževanja. 2016, letn. 27, št. 5/6, str. 75-93.

TAŠNER, Veronika, KOS, Živa, GABER, Slavko. Vzpostavljanje edukacijske meritokracije kot vodilne racionalnosti sodobnega izobraževanja v neoliberalno orientiranih družbah. Šolsko polje : revija za teorijo in raziskave vzgoje in izobraževanja. 2016, letn. 27, št. 5/6, str. 51-73

KOS, Živa, GABER, Slavko, TAŠNER, Veronika. Šole kot središča skupnosti. V: GABER, Slavko (ur.), TAŠNER, Veronika (ur.). Misliti socialne inovacije. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Univerza v Ljubljani, Pedagoška fakulteta, 2019. Str. 63-70.

KOS, Živa, GABER, Slavko, TAŠNER, Veronika. Sodobnost potrebuje družbo in institucije. V: DOUGLAS, Mary. Kako mislijo institucije. 1. izd. Ljubljana: Pedagoška fakulteta, 2018. Str. 135-150. Temeljne razprave.

KOS, Živa, GABER, Slavko. Izzivi spremljanja in zagotavljanja kakovosti : med starimi in novimi racionalnostmi ter v iskanju produktivnih oblik varnosti. V: GABER, Slavko (ur.), KOS, Živa (ur.), TURK, Goran (ur.). Priložnosti in izzivi zagotavljanja kakovosti visokega šolstva. V Ljubljani: Univerza, 2015. Str. 12-21.

GABER, Slavko, KOS, Živa. Zagotavljanje kakovosti kot del dispozitiva varnosti. V: KOS, Živa (ur.), GABER, Slavko (ur.). Kakovost v šolstvu v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Pedagoška fakulteta, 2011. Str. 10-36.

Compulsory Courses

Elective Courses



09. 11. - 11. 11. 2023
Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts

26th Neolithic Seminar 'Eurasian Neolithics: How Cultures and Societies Evolve and Why It Matters'

27. 02. 2023
Faculty of Arts

Online presentation of University of Ljubljana for prospective international students

13. 10. 2022
Administrative Office for Doctoral Study, Faculty of Arts

EUTOPIA Citizen Science Clinics

15. 09. 2022
Administrative Office for Undergraduate Study Programme, Faculty of Arts

Reception for International Students at the Faculty of Arts and at the University of Ljubljana (two separate events)

22. 02. 2022
Faculty of Arts

Online sessions for prospective international students, 22 February 2022 at 1.15 pm (CET)