Designing Holistic and Sustainable Educational Development


  • Jaromír Novák University of Economics in Bratislava, Dolnozemská cesta 1, 852 35 Bratislava.



The system of educational development in higher education should help university teachers continuously make their teaching more efficient in such a way that will lead to improved student learning. We argue that such a system should be based on at least three pillars, all leading to the enhancement of informed pedagogical conversations among teachers with the aim to improve student learning: educational development courses for university teachers, student feedback evaluations focusing on teaching and learning in the courses provided by the university and rewarding excellent university teachers. The article describes and analyses the important aspects of all the three pillars in a case study of the University of Economics in Bratislava and presents some of the intellectual outputs of an Erasmus+ project. Some of these outputs are already being piloted at this university in the academic year 2021/2022.