Brandt School Universit├Ąt Erfurt

Focal Area: Teaching & Learning Public Policy

The didactics of teaching public policy is a key element of this emerging (meta-)discipline. With students of the field having diverse disciplinary backgrounds and a focus on practice-oriented knowledge, a dedicated teaching methodology is called for. The latter must be built on the linkage of  academic reflection and pratical experience. It must, therefore, combine research-based academic study with training in the pratical skills involved in analysing and formulating policy. It must mix traditional with new and experimental teaching formats, foster interactivity and collaborative learning, and provide students with both the intellectual horizon and the tools to address any public policy problem anywhere in the world. Within the framework of the Focal Area on 'Teaching and Learning Public Policy', new teaching methods and materials are being developed with a view to addressing the specific demands of the field.