The present WIKI, based on openly editable content, promotes a living collaboration among the academic community on sharing best practices in teaching and learning, with the focus on the field of European Studies. It represents a resource on pedagogical methods and tools in teaching European Studies, including reflections on their advantages and challenges, as well as sharing specific models of course design or, more broadly, ES curricula.
The WIKI originates from INOTLES project activities aimed at mapping existing provisions and pathways in ES teaching and gaining practical understanding on the traditional and innovative pedagogical methods and tools applied.
INOTLES WIKI is written collaboratively, continuously ‘under revision,’ moderated by INOTLES staff, and welcomes voluntary (without pay) individual contributions both from INOTLES staff and wider academic community.
INOTLES WIKI welcomes contributions on pedagogical methods and tools in teaching European Studies (ES), particularly from the academic community.
While the WIKI remains largely open to various contributions in the field of teaching and learning ES, INOTLES moderators particularly encourage WIKI posts based on the following topics:
- Innovative teaching methods and active learning in ES, such as: problem-based learning (PBL), simulations/ role plays / learning games, project-based learning (e.g. research project), online/distance learning, blended learning (face-to-face and e-learning), work-based learning (e.g. collaboration with companies), peer-tutoring, special expert sessions, field-work (e.g. excursions), internship/student’s volunteering, exchange programs, etc.
- Innovative teaching tools, such as educational software, e-learning (virtual learning environments), social networks, etc.
- Interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching ES, etc.
When posting a contribution regarding teaching methods, we encourage you to reflect upon the following issues:
- basic information: definition and a short description of the method, including advantages and limitations
- the application of the method within the field of European Studies and Social Sciences
- practical information on how to apply the method, such as top tips, prerequisites and integration into the curriculum, as well as potential obstacles (academic, administrative, financial, etc.) and how to avoid them, examples of course designs, assignments, etc. applying the specified teaching method (including sharing links to specific ES programmes, course outline) etc.
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact WIKI moderator at: info[at]inotles.eu
INOTLES WIKI Principles
Bellow are the four main principles guiding the use of INOTLES WIKI:
- Neutral point of view: all INOTLES WIKI content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing views fairly, proportionately and without bias.
- Verifiability – material challenged or likely to be challenged and all quotations, must be attributed to a reliable, published source, people reading and editing the encyclopedia can check that information comes from a reliable source.
- Mutual respect and civility: editors with diverse or conflicting points of view can collaborate on the creation of an article, while treating each other with mutual respect and civility