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

Christian Kaunert

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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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)254-265
    Number of pages12
    JournalEuropean Political Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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