For the past decade I have developed my expertise in active learning pedagogy and especially Problem Based Learning (PBL) through regular exchanges with like-minded colleagues and extensive teaching experience in the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Austria
In my pedagogical research I look into the practical challenges of implementing active learning and efficient teaching in a successful manner. During the past two years I have also trained colleagues within projects (Innovating Teaching and Learning European Studies) or upon invitation (Eurocollege at Tartu University, Ted University in Ankara).
- “Features of a well-designed learning task”, A conversation about how to select and present PBL tasks. Contribution to UM MOOC on Problem Based Learning (May 2015).
- Introduction to TEMPUS Pedagogical Workshop 1: Problem-Based Learning (20 June 2014).
- Design and Contribution to one-day outreach conference on the Future of European Studies within the framework of the “Innovating Teaching and Learning European Studies” project (www.inotles.eu) (19 June 2014).
- Heidi Maurer, Arne Niemann, Friedrich Plank (2020). Innovative Teaching on European (Foreign) Affairs. Journal of Contemporary European Research 16(1). open access.
- Heidi Maurer (2015): Best Practices in Problem-Based Learning. In: Ishiyama, John / Miller, Will / Simon, Eszter (ends). Handbook of Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations, Edward Elgar Publishers.
- Simon Lightfoot & Heidi Maurer (eds) (2013): Teaching European Studies: old and new tools for student engagement. European Political Science 13(1):1-3.
- Heidi Maurer & Jocelyn Mawdsley (2013): Students´ Skills, Employability and the Teaching of European Studies: challenges and opportunities. European Political Science (accepted; issue still to be assigned)
- Heidi Maurer & Christine Neuhold (2013). Problem-Based Learning in European Studies. In Stefania Baroncelli, Roberto Farneti, Ioan Horga & Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds). Teaching European Union Studies. Patterns in Traditional and Innovative Teaching Methods and Curricula.
- Heidi Maurer & Christine Neuhold (2012). Problems Everywhere? Strengths and Challenges of a Problem-Based Learning Approach in European Studies. Paper presented at the Higher Education Academy Social Science Conference “Ways of Knowing, Ways of Learning” 28 and 29 May 2012, Liverpool