Immersive Learning as an Opportunity to Upgrade Learning Outcomes and Improving Skills in Political and Social Sciences

Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 725)


In recent years, new models and methods of learning and teaching have made their way into social sciences curricula, moving beyond STEM education in higher learning institutions. They can be considered as a complement to the classes. An interesting case is presented here for political science. Starting from the analysis of context and several experiments of immersive learning in the domain of political and social sciences, the authors report their own experience as teachers of the subject matter of “Elites and social movements” with BA students. This research corroborates conclusions from earlier studies and presents proposals that allow reflecting about the adequacy of new methods of teaching and learning to contexts of high exigency and training for new elite’s members.


Political and social sciences Elites Pedagogical innovation Immersive learning Higher education Teaching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Aberta-CIDH, CEPESE/CLEPUL/CEMRILisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Universidade Aberta and Centro de Investigação sobre o Espaço e as Organizações, Universidade do AlgarveLisbonPortugal

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