LECTURERS’ MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS AT THE CZECH UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES

TitleLECTURERS’ MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS AT THE CZECH UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBrožová, H, Horáková, J, Fiedler, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume76
Issue4
Start Page465-482
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedAugust/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
KeywordsAnalytic Hierarchy Process, higher educational institutions, lecturer’s managerial competencies, students’ perception
Abstract

This research identifies the lecturers’ competencies which are the most important from the students’ perspective at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague and compares students’ opinion and their change over the whole study period. It does not deal with the knowledge competencies of lecturers that students cannot objectively evaluate, but with lecturers’ managerial competencies that affect the organization, forms and ways of teaching. The examined competencies are hierarchically organized into three groups of particular competencies comprising of bipolar characteristics. Based on survey of students at the University, the evaluation of importance of managerial competencies using the Analytic Hierarchy Process was performed. The findings show that Innovative education, Good communication skills, Ability of improvisation, and Democratic way of teaching are the most important lecturers’ competencies from students’ point of view. Surprisingly, Oral based presentation is preferred to IT based one. Knowledge of the most important managerial competencies can help lecturers and universities to increase quality of educational process and attractiveness of the university for students.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/457-1533495547.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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