Teaching and Learning the European Union

Traditional and Innovative Methods

  • Stefania Baroncelli
  • Roberto Farneti
  • Ioan Horga
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker

Part of the Innovation and Change in Professional Education book series (ICPE, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stefania Baroncelli, Roberto Farneti, Sophie Vanhoonacker
    Pages 1-6
  3. European Studies: Contexts and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Wim H. Gijselaers, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Alexandra C. Niculescu
      Pages 9-25
    3. Rita Franceschini, Daniela Veronesi
      Pages 55-72
  4. Mapping Innovations in Teaching and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Stefania Baroncelli, Fabio Fonti, Gordana Stevancevic
      Pages 89-109
    3. Fabio Fonti, Gordana Stevancevic
      Pages 111-131
    4. Stefania Baroncelli
      Pages 133-153
  5. Innovative Teaching and Learning in European Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Rebecca Jones, Peter Bursens
      Pages 157-185
    3. Heidi Maurer, Christine Neuhold
      Pages 199-215
    4. Roberto Farneti, Irene Bianchi, Tanja Mayrgündter, Johannes Niederhauser
      Pages 229-240
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-248

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.


'learning to learn' paradigm Distance learning E-learning ES courses European Union studies Learning theory and innovation Network of European Studies Problem-based learning Simulation games Teaching methodologies Teaching practices Virtual teaching units blended learning interdisciplinary curricula knowledge-based learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefania Baroncelli
    • 1
  • Roberto Farneti
    • 2
  • Ioan Horga
    • 3
  • Sophie Vanhoonacker
    • 4
  1. 1.School of EconomicsFree University of BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.School of EconomicsFree University of Bozen-BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  3. 3.Faculty of History, Geography and InternUniversity of OradeaOradeaRomania
  4. 4.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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