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5th Teaching and Learning Summer School, held virtually

6 – 13 July 2020

The 5th ECPR Teaching and Learning Summer School, organised by our Standing Group on Teaching and Learning Politics in association with Comenius University in Bratislava, is designed to help early-career social science pedagogues enhance their teaching practice. 

In light of current uncertainly over international travel due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the 5th Teaching and Learning Summer School will be held virtually. Registration is scheduled to open at the end of May 2020.

Learning Outcomes

The Summer School will introduce you to the principles of student-centred education, draw upon best practices in the scholarship of teaching and learning through a combination of practical and theoretical sessions. It will offer a chance to learn and advance in three methods – simulation, games and academic debates.

What to expect 

  • Before the Summer School, the participants will be provided with a reading list to get acquainted with the methods and will be assigned a few reading-related tasks.
  • In the first part of the Summer School, session leaders will introduce the methods through engaging participants as students who learn via these methods.
  • In the second part of the Summer School, participants in small groups will have an opportunity to design and facilitate sessions using these methods. They will receive detailed feedback from the session leaders and other participants. In a short reflection paper participants will reflect on their teaching and learning experience.


Applicants should be PhD students in the later stage of their study or recent PhD graduates (with no more than 6 semesters of full-time teaching experience) working at any academic institutions in Europe or beyond Europe. The Summer School targets PhD students and young professionals from various social science disciplines, including, but not limited to, political science, sociology, area studies, psychology, anthropology, ethics, law, and economics. While teaching experience is not a prerequisite, we prefer that candidates have at least one semester’s experience in teaching at the university level.

The language of instruction is English. Therefore, applicants should have appropriate proficiency in the English language. A strong research or publication record is not required of applicants.
About 15 participants will be admitted to the School.


Call for Applications is now closed and all applicants have been notified of the decision.

Summer School Instructors 

Kevin Coffey, INSEEC London
Gabriela Pleschová, Comenius University in Bratislava
Agnes Simon, Masaryk University
Eszter Simon, Nottingham Trent University

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