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“Problem-Based Learning in European Public Affairs”

Spoormans, Huub. (1999) “Problem-Based Learning in European Public Affairs”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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    Universiteit Maastricht (UM) and the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), both located in Maastricht, the Netherlands, offer an English-language postgraduate programme, leading to the degree of Master of European Public Affairs. The Maastricht Master’s is designed as a programme of professional education on European affairs. The challenge of professional education is to create a learning environment that integrates academic expertise with “learning by doing.” This paper describes how in the Maastricht Master’s program, problem-based learning is used as an education technology. Firstly, the professional goals and the consequent educational objectives are described. Secondly, two different teaching technologies are distinguished: teacher- and student-centered learning. Thirdly, problem-based learning is presented and discussed as a particular form of student-centered learning. Finally, the paper proposes a form of problem-based learning suited for public affairs education and based on project management techniques.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > public policy/public administration
    Other > teaching the EU-curriculum
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 22
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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