Dagmar Sieglová works for the Škoda Auto University in Mladá Boleslav as a lecturer at the Department of Language and Intercultural Competence Training teaching business and academic English courses, and at the Department of Management and Marketing teaching public relations. She specializes in diversity management, marketing communication and language teaching. She provides trainings, workshops, and consultations in the field of intercultural communication, leadership and marketing. She also specializes in modern teaching methods with a focus on tertiary education.
The contribution presents a set of modern teaching methods suited for the conditions of the 21st century society. In the context of social changes brought along with the Industry 4.0 changes, a renewed set of competences is expected to be needed from school graduates as well as actively working citizens. Based on a newly published book, the author introduces a concept combining interactive, motivational, cognitive, and communication methods into a system that allows teachers and educators to construct their lessons from beginning to end, while developing the key 21st century competences in their students, including cooperation, critical thinking, communication as well as personal responsibility for life-long learning.