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The European Union simulation: from problem-based learning (PBL) to student interest

Kaunert, C 2009, 'The European Union simulation: from problem-based learning (PBL) to student interest' , European Political Science, 8 (2) , pp. 254-265.

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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that, contrary to a commonly held view, it is possible to teach the European Union (EU) in a way that makes students enthusiastic about the subject. The paper is informed by my experience of leading a EU simulation module, based on a modified problem-based learning (PBL) approach. The idea is to share my experience and prompt a debate on (1) how the EU can be taught in exciting ways for students, and (2) how an adapted PBL approach in the form of a simulation can significantly help to deepen students’ interest in the EU as a subject.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: European Political Science
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1680-4333
Depositing User: C Kaunert
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:16

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