How we teach and learn – for students, for society, for us


Teaching & Learning ConferenceBetween 31 May and 1 June 2018, more than 70 teaching and learning enthusiasts from across Europe, the United States and China attended EuroTLC – the 3rd Conference on Teaching and Learning Politics, International Relations and European Studies.

The conference was hosted at Charles University in Prague under the patronage of the teaching and learning groups of ECPR, UACES, PSA and BISA.

Building on the non-traditional formats perfected in Maastricht (2014) and Brussels (2016), the 3rd EuroTLC abounded in workshops and best practice sessions, where participants had the chance to discuss topics of common concerns, share their experience in teaching politics, international relations or European studies in various formats, and promote an innovative approach to teaching and active learning methods.

The programme packed 20 workshops and 15 flipped presentations, as well as two thematic roundtables into its two days. The first panel discussed the different angles of the conference’s main topic: How we teach and learn matters – for students, for society, for us and brought together as panellists

Heidi Maurer The London School of Economics and Political Science
Barbora Padrtová Masaryk University
Claske Vos University of Amsterdam
Tomasz Kaminski University of Lodz
Alexandra Mihai Hertie School of GovernanceTeaching & Learning

The conference’s second roundtable took the discussion to a macro level by looking at the potential and opportunities of promoting cooperation in higher education innovation. This roundtable included 

Silviu Piros Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Zuzana Čapková DZS-Centre for International Cooperation in Education
Simon Usherwood University of Surrey
Giulia Tercovich University of Warwick

A novelty for this edition of the conference was the inclusion of a Best Practice Workshop Prize, with the first prize awarded to Jamal Shahin and Claske Vos from the University of Amsterdam for their teaching innovation Puzzling with Perspectives on European Integration. Check out the video that explains their teaching innovation or download their poster presentation.

The great success of the 2018 edition of EuroTLC calls for the continuation of this exciting journey, and a further commitment to continue to promote best practices in higher education for our growing EuroTLC community, as well as wider interested academic circles.

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