European Political Science

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 215–230

‘Vegelate’ and Greece: Teaching the EU through Simulations

  • Joseph Jozwiak
Teaching and Training

DOI: 10.1057/eps.2012.26

Cite this article as:
Jozwiak, J. Eur Polit Sci (2013) 12: 215. doi:10.1057/eps.2012.26


The article argues that problem-based learning, through the creative use of simulations, can raise student engagement and enhance student performance. Specifically, it discusses two simulations that were used in a recent European Union Politics course, one involving a Council Simulation of the Chocolate Directive and the other a simulation of the European Parliament. The simulations were assessed through a combination of reflective student essays, pre-post tests and other in-class student work.


simulationsstudent engagementproblem-based learningassessment

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Jozwiak
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  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesCorpus ChristiUSA