- Course: European Policy Lab
- Programme: Master's European Studies
- Group size: 15 students
- Study load: 6 EC
- Year: First-year Master's students
Teacher Hanna Muehlenhoff developed three new workshops on the topics positionality, intersectionality and emotions for the course European Policy Lab taught at the department of European Studies. The aim of the course was to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of European policy-making in practice, allowing students to gain a deeper comprehension of the ways in which EU and European policies are developed, negotiated and implemented on the local level. To do so, students formed research project teams to conduct their own student-led study on a topic of their interest including a fieldwork component. Through this student- and project-led learning experience, students develop the skills to practice reflexivity and conduct their research projects in a responsible and ethical fashion. The workshops support the students’ ability and confidence in conducting and developing their own interdisciplinary research, encourage their curiosity and sense of discovery, and strengthen their academic and personal growth.
“The fieldwork component of this course requires from the students to practice self-reflection in order to conduct the work in an ethical way, taking into account their own biases and their relation to the research subject.”Hanna Muehlenhoff