Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer and researcher in Teacher Education


I am a teacher educator with over 25 years of teaching experience in different countries, settings and institutions. I was a university lecturer of English literature and drama in my home country, Slovakia, specialising on literary criticism as well as on using drama techniques in teaching English as a foreign language at different levels and for various age groups.  I was also leading specialised drama-based workshops for in-service EFL teachers from the region of Central Europe (Hungary, Austria, Macedonia, and Romania). In 2003 I completed my PhD. in Modern British Theatre and due to the family circumstances moved to the UK in 2004.

In the UK I have worked as an ESOL tutor, completed the PGCE/ESOL programme at the University of Bolton and later became a teacher educator. 

My current research is focused on teacher development and formative assessment skills. In 2013-14 I took part in the practitioner research project Fellowship Research Programme organised by the Institute for Learning and the University of Oxford. The final article will be published on the website of the IfL/ETF: “Examining the impact of formative assessment strategies (peer and self-assessment) embedded in the initial teacher education course on students’ learning and teaching skills”



BAČOVÁ, D. (2013) Britské dramatičky druhej polovice 20. Storočia (British Women Playwrights of the Second Half of the 20th Century). Nitra: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav literárnej a umeleckej komunikácie.

BAČOVÁ, D., BILLÍKOVÁ, A., KIŠŠOVÁ, M.  (2013) Dramatické techniky a ich potenciál vo výučbe cudzích jazykov (Drama techniques in foreign language teaching). Nitra: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Katedra anglistiky a amerikanistiky.


A number of articles based on literary and pedagogical research published between 1998 - 2013 in different journals and conference proceedings.

Inštitorisová, D.  - Bačová, D. (2000) Across Two Eras: Slovak Theatre from Communism to Independence. In: New Theatre Quarterly 62, Vol. 16, 2000, n. 2, pp. 163 - 174.

BAČOVÁ, D. (2000): Caryl Churchill and the Theatre of Cultural Change. The place of modern English drama written by women playwrights in the curriculum of English Studies. In: Teaching Foreign Languages to Adults. Nitra: Faculty of Arts; University of Constantine the Philosopher, pp. 279 – 283.

BAČOVÁ, D. (2001) The performance of The Gendered Self. Thoughts in Contemporary Feminist Thiking and Theatre. In: The 6Th Conference of British, American and Canadian Studies. Opava : Filozoficko-přírodovědecká fakulta, Slezská univerzita, pp. 89 – 95.

BAČOVÁ, D (2001) The Fragmented Glass: Feminism, Foucault and Theatre. In: Studia Philologica. Nitra : Universitatis Constantini Philosophi, Vol. 2, n. 2, pp. 7 – 20.

BAČOVÁ, D. (2002) Brechtian Poetics in Feminist Drama: Caryl Churchill’s Model of Historicizing Epic Drama. In: Poetics of the text. International Literary Conference Proceedings, Nitra 7 – 8 June 2002. Nitra: Department of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia, pp. 194 - 200.

BAČOVÁ, D., PHILLIPS, T. (2004) The flying classroom: developing a drama approach to ELT. In A. Pulverness (ed.). IATEFL 2003 Brighton Conference Selections. Canterbury: IATEFL, pp. 58 – 59.

BAČOVÁ, D. (2004) Stories – endless source for the creative teaching-learning process. In Is Creativity the Key to Success in an EFL Classroom? Conference proceedings. E. Homolová (ed.). Banská Bystrica: Matej Bel University Faculty of Humanties Banská Bystrica, pp. 12 – 15.

BAČOVÁ, D (2009): Cesty feministického divadla k novej poetike (Caryl Churchillová a feministické divadelné skupiny). In: Dagmar Inštitorisová a kol. Divadlo -  interaktivita, inscenovanosť, diskurz. Nitra: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav literárnej a umeleckej komunikácie, pp. 410 – 422.  

BAČOVÁ, D (2013): Tvorenie kurikul – niekolko pohladov na zamyslenie. (Curriculum development – some approaches to consider). In: Dagmar Inštitorisová a kol. Vzdelavanie divadlom. Nitra: Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Filozofická fakulta, Ústav literárnej a umeleckej komunikácie, pp. 113-130.