Senior Lecturer - Masters in Education

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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.

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.

I am also designing and producing video resources for initial teacher education programme, collaborating with colleagues and students from the media department. The video tools are aimed to increase the quality of teacher education courses and to engage trainee teachers in the professional reflection.

Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms

Teacher education; technology and education; video in teacher education 

Teaching Responsibilities

Research Methods in education; professional practice of pre-service teachers; initial teacher education modules; literacy/ESOL; supervising MA and PhD dissertations.

Publications and Research Outputs

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.

Bacova, D. (2014) Examining the impact of formative assessment strategies (peer  and self-assessment) embedded in the initial teacher education course  on students’ learning and teaching skills. Research in practice. London: IFL, pp. 65 – 92.

Bacova, D. and Telfer, S (2016) The use of storytelling by ESOL/Literacy trainee teachers. Language Issues. NATECLA. Volume 26.3 Summer 2016


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.