the role of a VLE in the teaching of political concepts and reasoning
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- Collins, C., Slocock, B. & Hughes, L. Eur Polit Sci (2006) 5: 209. doi:10.1057/palgrave.eps.2210078
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This article reports the results of a small-scale research project on the role of a virtual learning environment (VLE) in the teaching of political concepts and reasoning in the fourth year of a Scottish honours degree programme. It suggests that here the kind of dynamic facilitated by traditional face-to-face seminar discussions is very important, but not easy to recreate in the VLE. Nonetheless, students find at least significant complementary learning opportunities in the VLE. Where possible, a combination of formats seems appropriate.