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Gaby Probst

Professeure HES associée/Responsable pédagogique
+41 26 429 63 48
Bureau : HEG 416

Gaby Probst is Head of Professional Development and Pedagogy and a member of the Board of Management at the School of Management in Fribourg, where she teaches Business German.

After a commercial apprenticeship, she studied Education at university in Berlin and has since taught German as a Foreign Language and Business German in Adult and Higher Education in Switzerland. Alongside her work, she completed a master’s degree in Adult Education through distance learning in 2007. A growing interest in online training helped her focusing on training the trainer in distance education.

With this knowledge and experience she provides targeted training and support for numerous lecturers at HEG-FR and HES-SO thus furthering quality teaching in universities of applied sciences and adult training. Gaby Probst runs such training programmes either within the context of HSW or as an independent consultant.

Gaby Probst was born in Berlin. She moved to Switzerland shortly after graduating and quickly integrated in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. She is now bilingual (French/German) and also speaks English fluently.


Journal article

ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2022). Teaching during COVD-19: faculty members’ perceptions during and after an “exceptional” semester. Journal of International Education in Business, 15 (2), pp. 202-220.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2022). Affective (and Effective) Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Getting Social Again. International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 16 (1), pp. 9-14.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2022). Learning during (or despite) COVID-19: business students' perceptions of online learning. Quality Assurance in Education.
PROBST, G., ZIZKA, L. (2022). L'enseignement et l'apprentissage digital au supérieur: l'histoire de quatre semestres exceptionnels. Revue économique et sociale (1), 49-63.

Book chapter

PROBST, G., ZIZKA, L. (2022). Bridging the gap: from instruction to co-construction in higher education. The Future of Business Schools (pp. 212-227). Edward Elgar Publishing.
DUBOSSON, M., PASQUIER, M., PROBST, G. (2017). Pourquoi et comment faire appel à une étude de cas «locale» pour évaluer la mise en pratique des connaissances théoriques par les étudiants? In V. Roulin, A.-C. Allin-Pfister and D. Berthiaume (Eds.), Regards d’enseignants sur l’évaluation des apprentissages dans l’enseignement supérieur professionnalisant. De Boeck.

Faculty research seminar

PROBST, G., ZIZKA, L. (2022). Humanizing Technology: The use of tools for interactive teaching and learning. AREF 2022: Congrès international d'Actualité de la Recherche en Education et en Formation.

Paper presented at a peer-reviewed conference

ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2023). Blend the learning: blending technology and tradition for business students in higher education. 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valence, Spain.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2023). Embracing technology to enhance teaching and learning: A love/hate relationship in Higher Education Institutions. 15th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Palma, Spain.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2022). I am not a robot: Learning with technology. 14th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Majorque, Spain.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2021). Predicting the future of higher education pre-Covid-19: Applying best practices during Covid-19. 15th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference.
ZIZKA, L., PROBST, G. (2021). Lessons learned: Student perceptions of higher education in uncertain times. 14th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.