Best Teacher Award 2017 (bachelor programmes)
The same as all of you who have enrolled in DOBA Business School, years ago, I decided to teach the Communication and New Technologies course and at the time I was not really convinced by the new teaching methods. Online teaching of communication techniques posed a challenge but I also saw it as something new and exciting. How can I “touch” my students if they are far away? However, teaching methods have been perfected at DOBA and already in the first year, together with highly qualified staff, we managed to set up a completely new concept of teaching which is based on practical examples and modern knowledge. All of a sudden, limitations and distances turned into new opportunities and the connection with students grew stronger. The most amazing moment is when the high level of the desire to pass on knowledge is also felt by the students. Thank you for expanding your horizon, for starting to use new communication techniques and by choosing me as the Best Teacher also confirming the endeavours of tutors and expert staff and our common desire to pass on a high level of applicable practical knowledge and experience. It might be true that we are mostly online, but your choice has touched me. Thank you.
Best Teacher Award 2017 (master's programmes)
I am very pleased and honoured that DOBA Business School Master’s students voted me the Best Teacher for the third year in a row! This recognition means a lot and shows that students are satisfied with my teaching style. I derive from the assumption that in the modern online learning model implemented at DOBA Business School, the teacher is not the transmitter of knowledge and its most important carrier, but more a moderator who helps students in the study process and directs them towards acquiring high-quality knowledge and towards the development of competencies. When it comes to online learning, individual course contents have to be sensibly connected and complement each other, students have to learn from the latest available literature, and study activities and grading have to be directed predominantly towards checking higher taxonomic levels of knowledge. I especially find it important for courses to be well structured, for students to have the required instructions and information for independent work at their disposal as well as high-quality feedback on their progress and insight into grading criteria. I believe these to be the most important elements of teaching in online study programmes and I feel that students recognised these elements in my work. This recognition by students is an exceptional motivator but also incentive for future endeavours for improving the quality of the teaching process.
Best Teacher Award 2016 (bachelor programmes)
Pedja Ašanin Gole
Being again voted by the students the Best Teacher at DOBA Business School in undergraduate programmes was again a pleasant surprise. I wish to thank all students who have allowed me to share and explore with you the world of strategic, corporate, digital and crisis communication, a world where a mutual exchange of knowledge and experiences allows us to multiply them. I see being chosen as the best teacher as an exhilarating source of possibilities of what we can do together. I understand it as a confirmation of mutually correct and high-quality work with DOBA Business School students, which also includes a team of amazing programme managers and other associates and online tutors, without whom even the best lecturer would be unable to do much. This especially applies to the non-traditional online implementation of study programmes, which requires continuous innovative approaches in order to achieve mutual understanding and facilitate mutual cooperation. Being chosen the best teacher by the students is both an incentive and responsibility for future, even higher quality work with inquisitive and demanding students. It is a new challenge. We live in an age where we drown in information and it is only right to be demanding of ourselves and others in our yearning and longing for useful knowledge, to be able to recognise and reward it. This gives us an exceptional feeling of mutual respect and provides an impetus for our future work.
Best Teacher Award 2016 (master's programmes)
I am pleased but above all very honoured that DOBA Business School students voted me the Best Teacher in Master’s programmes for the second year in a row! This undoubtedly means a lot, as the fundamental mission of every teacher is the successful transfer of knowledge and the development of students’ competencies. In light of the received recognition, I was successful in this regard in the 2015/2016 academic year. For me, a recognition bestowed by students is the greatest possible reward for a teacher, as it proves that I work well, that students are pleased with the content and work methods in my courses and that together we have realised the set learning objectives. I am especially pleased that within the framework of the Business Research Methods and Market Research courses, I was able to bring methodological and research content, which is often considered complex and dry, closer to the students in an interesting and useful manner. I am convinced that students developed competencies for independent research work, which they will undoubtedly find useful when preparing their Master’s thesis. Recognition by students is an excellent motivation for future work, but also an immense responsibility for maintaining the high quality of the teaching process. Quality, correctness and consistency remain the fundamental principles that I will continue to pursue in the implementation of new courses both at undergraduate and Master’s level. Since 1 September 2016, I am employed full time at DOBA Business School as a higher education teacher and research and development associate, which allows me to focus even more on teaching, expert research work and on the development projects of DOBA Business School
European Commissioner for Transport and guest lecture of Innovative Management at DOBA
Today, innovations are the keys for generating added value. Effective innovative processes require each employee to play an active part. The aim of my course on innovation is to demonstrate the key elements of the innovation process by using practical examples to present the available tools and spotlight the professionals in innovation co-shaping a creative society.
Professor of International Business Economy
Guest lectureabout the needed skills for the next generation of entrepreneurs