European Political Science

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 165–174

Implementing Problem-Based Learning in Politics

  • John Craig
  • Sarah Hale

DOI: 10.1057/eps.2008.6

Cite this article as:
Craig, J. & Hale, S. Eur Polit Sci (2008) 7: 165. doi:10.1057/eps.2008.6


Problem-based learning has a long history of successful use in disciplines such as business, law and medicine. In 2005, a team at the University of Huddersfield received government funding to develop the technique, and a range of related resources, for teaching politics. This article describes the experience of putting these resources into practice with a range of different student cohorts.


problem-based learningstudent-centred learningcase scenariosdistance learning

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© European Consortium for Political Research 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Craig
    • 1
  • Sarah Hale
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Behavioural Sciences, University of Huddersfield, QueensgateUK
  2. 2.School of Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, University of London, 26 Russell SquareLondonUK