Programmes & Projects

Extending and reinforcing good practice in teacher development

This is a project funded under the Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships scheme. It run from September 2016 to August 2019.

Our project aimed at enhancing the quality of university education in Europe through facilitating professional development of university teachers. This aim was to be achieved by:

  1. offering an educational development course, which is particularly designed for teaching environments with prevalent teaching-centered practices and with lack of opportunities for teachers’ systematic reflection over their practice
  2. assessing the factors that support/limit the transfer of knowledge and skills from educational development course to teachers’ pedagogic practice
  3. introducing a program for new educational developers.


Project outcomes

  • curriculum of a new course on HE pedagogy
  • evaluation of the outcomes of the newly designed course at the individual level
  • evaluation of the course outcomes at higher levels (mezzo level or beyond)
  • a comparative study of two programs for teachers in higher education and their outcomes
  • a book containing case studies into changing student learning
  • curriculum of a program for future course leaders

Research topics

  • the role of trust in program participant relationships and program outcomes
  • the nature of conversations about teaching and learning in participant workgroups and how they constrain/support participants while working to improve student learning
  • the nature of participant relationships with their significant others and how they influence participants’ pedagogic conceptions and teaching

Project partners
University of Economics, Bratislava (coordinating partner)
Masaryk University, Brno
Central European University, Budapest
Lund University (Centre for Engineering Education)
University of Tartu Staff and Educational Development Association

Project coordinator, Dr. Gabriela Pleschová: 

Co-funded by Erasmus+ program of the European Union 2016-1-SK01-KA203-022551

Supplemental Instruction

Sidansvarig: | 2020-09-12