Practice Based Learning in the Social Sciences

The Initative Team

Initiative Lead
Dublin City University

Primary Contact
Aisling DePaor

Initiative Budget


Initiative Type


This T&L initiative aims to improve the role of practice based learning in the Social Sciences, by building on established expertise in both Law and Political Science, where the team leads have developed unique approaches to practice based learning, combining simulations, role-based games and assessment oriented towards delivering real-world impact, through policy submissions to local and national Government or through the development of transferrable skills.

The project will seek to expand these teaching and assessment methods across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to improve the employability and workplace readiness of graduates.