Staff publications

New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on PBL at the University of Bamberg

While it is not, strictly speaking, ‘new’ anymore, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) can be considered as more relevant than ever in a world that is characterised by increasingly complex (policy) problems. In the first guest contribution to the FASoS & Blog, Martin Wirtz and Lasse Gerrits from the University of Bamberg argue that the way students learn to address such problems by means of PBL fits complexity-informed perspectives on public policy.


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Kiran Klaus Patel co-edits special issue in Contemporary European History

Last week, Contemporary European History published a special issue with the title ‘Continuity and Change in European Cooperation during the Twentieth Century’, edited by Wolfram Kaiser (Portsmouth) and Kiran Klaus Patel. The special issue brings together eight articles (including one by Vincent Lagendijk).


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Blog: Not much new under the sun: a brief history of responsible innovation

In her latest blog, Danielle Shanley (History) wonders just how innovative responsible research and innovation is and offers a brief history of the RRI concept. It is published on the Ethics and RRI blog of BrisSynBio, a UK Research Council funded Synthetic Biology Research Centre based at the University of Bristol. The blog is curated by Darian Meacham (Philosophy), who is director for responsible research and innovation at BrisSynBio.

Ferenc Laczó’s ‘Populism in Power in Hungary’ published on Eurozine

Ahead of the April 8 Hungarian general elections, Ferenc Laczó’s article on recent political developments in the country titled ‘Populism in Power in Hungary’ has been published on Eurozine. The article has also appeared in German, Polish and Slovene translations in Ost-West, Wiez and Revija Razpotja, respectively.

Jost Morgenstern-Pomorski publishes book on creation of EEAS

Jost Morgenstern-Pomorski has published a research monograph on the creation of the European External Action Service in the Routledge/UACES Contemporary European Studies Series this week. The book, entitled ‘Contested Diplomacy of the European External Action Service: Inception, Establishment and Consolidation’, takes an innovative look at the EU’s diplomatic service.


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Leonie Cornips co-editor of The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging

Together with Vincent A. de Rooij (University of Amsterdam), Leonie Cornips co-edited the book ‘The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging. Perspectives from the margins’.


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New FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog on use of the whiteboard in PBL

Does use of the whiteboard foster classroom discussions or does it rather impede them? Read all about it in the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog by Sven Schaepkens and Patrick Bijsmans.
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Patrick Bijsmans and Arjan Schakel publish attendance research

Patrick Bijsmans and Arjan Schakel have just published the first results of their attendance research in ‘Higher Education’, one of the leading peer-reviewed international journals in higher education studies. In this open access article, Patrick and Arjan look into the impact of attendance on first-year study success in the BA ES. They find that attendance matters for several measures of study success, also for the most engaged students.


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New blog on thesis supervision @ the FASoS Teaching & Learning Blog

In the latest contribution to the FASoS Teaching & Learning blog, Esther Versluis shares her experience as a thesis supervisor. In addition to some useful advice for other supervisors, Esther also has one top tip for students working on their thesis!


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Patrick Bijsmans and FASoS alumna Christiane Barth publish thesis research

Patrick Bijsmans and FASoS alumna Christiane Barth (MA European Studies) have just published Christiane’s thesis research in the peer-reviewed Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Entitled ‘The Maastricht Treaty and public debates about European integration: the emergence of a European public sphere?’, this Open Access article looks at debates about European integration in British and German newspapers in the early 1990s.


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