Home – Our European Teaching and Learning Community

This website is a platform for colleagues interested in teaching and learning in political science, international relations, European Studies and related disciplines.

This group of learning enthusiastic academics got to know each other in the course of two teaching and learning conference, which were jointly organised by the teaching and learning groups of BISA, ECPR, PSA and UACES. We learnt, communicated and shared. But we also want to make our ideas accessible to a wider audience and keep a repository where we can go back and get inspired again in the future – this is what this website is going to be for.

After a first successful edition in Maastricht two years ago (see more here), a team of teaching & learning enthusiastic colleagues from ECPR/UACES/BISA/PSA organised the 2nd Teaching and Learning Conference in Brussels on June, 9-10 2016. Hosted by the Institute of European Studies at VUB and co-sponsored by CERIM, over thirty attendants from all over Europe took part in innovative panels with flipped presentations, hands-on sessions and roundtables (see programme tab on this website). There were ample opportunities for active debate and best practices were exchanged not only on novel teaching practices, but also on methods of evaluation, the use of technology and the synergies between teaching and research. After an intense two days of discussion and debate, attendants could return home with no shortage of new ideas for their teaching practice.

Our aim is to keep this website as a repository – where we share links, materials, ideas, and hopefully will host the 3rd European Teaching and Learning Conference in 2018. Interested to host? Having something interested to share? Then please get in touch with h.maurer@maastrichtuniversity.nl!


Also please check the websites of our convening networks – become members, keep engaging:

▪    British International Studies Association (BISA) Teaching and Learning Working Group: https://sites.google.com/site/bisaltwg/

▪    ECPR Standing Group Teaching and Learning Politics: http://teaching.eurea.sk

▪    Political Science Association (PSA) Teaching and Learning Specialist Group:https://sites.google.com/site/psatlg/contact-us

▪    UACES, the academic association for Contemporary European Studies: http://uaces.org