Political Research Exchange

Excellence in Pedagogy

The ECPR Methods School aims to achieve pedagogical excellence through

  • The recruitment of top-rated Instructors, with a diversity of profiles, not only recognised as experts in their field but also as pedagogues.
  • The selection of qualified teaching assistants with applied research experience.
  • The opportunity to interact with your Instructor and Teaching Assistant(s) on a daily basis.
  • Interactive pedagogy with courses in seminar format, capped at a maximum of 25 participants.
  • Detailed information in extensive course outlines.
  • Provision of ample preparatory reading material prior to the course.
  • The opportunity to meet Instructors and Teaching Assistants from other courses through the plenary programme and other informal situations.
  • The possibility to cross-fertilise with other methodological approaches, through various events in the plenary programme.
  • An extensive online evaluation survey, which enables the Academic Convenors to get a precise evaluation of each course, and to improve the course programme year on year.
  • Openness to suggestions: in the online survey, participants may suggest topics for new courses.
  • Transparency in the evaluation: participants receive a summary of overarching trends in the survey, and planned improvements for the next event.


"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle

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