Teaching Political Science in Europe



This article first reviews the history of political science teaching in Europe before going on to consider a range of recent developments in the teaching of political science, including cross-national joint programmes; technolo-gically enhanced learning; placement learning and problem-based learn-ing. The last section considers a range of issues facing political science teachers, including financial pressures; EU and national government policies; Bologna and quality assurance. The article concludes by suggest-ing that particular attention needs to be paid to what is taught at master’s and doctoral levels.


politics teaching; developments; issues

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