Innovation and Change in Professional Education

Teaching and Learning the European Union

Traditional and Innovative Methods

Editors: Baroncelli, S., Farneti, R., Horga, I., Vanhoonacker, S. (Eds.)

  • An original contribution to the expanding field of teaching and learning methods
  • The first systematic attempt to map and analyse the broad range of teaching methodologies in the growing field of European Studies
  • Highly relevant for any educator or scholar taking the ‘learning to learn’ paradigm seriously
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About this book

This volume examines the EU’s changing educational context and its challenges. Based on an extensive survey of more than 2000 European Studies courses in 30 European countries, it maps and analyses the features of teaching methodologies as they emerge from both disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary curricula. It presents a series of case studies on some of the most-used innovative teaching tools emerging in the field such as simulation games, e-learning, problem based learning, blended learning, and learning through the use of social networks. Based on the contributors’ own experiences and academic research, the book examines both strengths and possible pitfalls of these increasingly popular methods. The book’s critical approach will inspire educators and scholars committed to improving the teaching methods and tools in the area of European Studies and other programmes of higher education facing similar challenges.

Reviews

“In a commendable format, the book addresses those involved or about to engage in the instructional design and teaching of European Studies. … The lengths of chapters were ideal for reading, well-structured with regards to the information they provided. … Those interested in the history and evolution of European Studies programmes should consider reading the introduction by Baroncelli, Farneti and Vanhoonacker. … the book assembles a variety of topics, perspectives and approaches within the realm of European Studies’ pedagogy.” (Sophie Wulk, Journal of Contemporary European Research, Vol. 12 (4), 2016)

“This ground-breaking book makes an original contribution to our knowledge of how the European Union is taught by systematically mapping and analyzing the broad range of teaching methodologies utilized. … I found the book stimulating and thought-provoking. It is an excellent work that also serves as a useful model for how to conduct high quality pedagogic research in European Studies.” (Simon Lightfoot, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 53 (2), 2015)   



“The blend of both empirical investigations and reports on practice give the reader a holistic overview of the most significant issues related to adult learning theory and pragmatic learning applications.”

“This should appeal to educators across disciplines. Because the authors represent various European countries, there should be interest across Europe as well as other countries interested in educational innovation.”

Richard G. Milter, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

“The work makes an original contribution to the field of education studies as well as European studies.”   

“It covers the current practices in EU studies in all EU countries. The broad context of teaching and learning in European countries is addressed. In addition, the book provides in-depth information about various teaching techniques and methods, including simulation games, problem based learning, distance learning, blended learning, electronically supported learning, and internships as a learning facilitator. Furthermore, the work addresses important issues that educators can use as guiding principles for course and program design.”

Marjolein Caniëls, Faculty of Management Sciences, Open University Heerlen, The Netherlands

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction – Teaching European Studies: Educational Challenges

    Baroncelli, Stefania (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Shaping the New Professional for the New Professions

    Gijselaers, Wim H. (et al.)

    Pages 9-25

  • Working at the EU Institutions: New Human Resources Selection Strategy

    Bearfield, Nicholas David

    Pages 27-37

  • Educating for EU Citizenship and Civic Engagement Through Active Learning

    Dyke, Gretchen J.

    Pages 39-53

  • Multilingual Universities: Policies and Practices

    Franceschini, Rita (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7042-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7874-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching and Learning the European Union
Book Subtitle
Traditional and Innovative Methods
Editors
  • Stefania Baroncelli
  • Roberto Farneti
  • Ioan Horga
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker
Series Title
Innovation and Change in Professional Education
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7043-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7043-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7042-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7874-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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