Our Approach

``To question all things; - never to turn away from any difficulty; to accept no doctrine either from ourselves or from other people without a rigid scrutiny by negative criticism; letting no fallacy, no incoherence, or confusion of thought step by unperceived; above all to insist upon having the meaning of a word clearly understood before using it, and the meaning of a proposition before assenting to it; - these are the lessons we learn from the ancient dialecticians.``

John Stuart Mill, Inaugural address as Rector, University of St. Andrews
1 February 1867

THE EUCLID APPROACH TO EXCEPTIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING

EUCLID’s aim is to prepare government officials and international civil servants, both active and aspiring, for qualified positions with their national governments, intergovernmental organizations and civil society.

This translates into an academic intent to offer the most advanced, dynamic, and as much as possible enjoyable approach to distance learning at the graduate and post-graduate level.

In this section, we will discuss the supports or courseware being used, as well as the actual methods of learning, interaction and evaluation.

Our approach relies on the following concepts:

  • Key Educational Concepts @EUCLID
    • use textbooks considered as international references in their respective areas
    • these textbooks are supplemented by practical or customized contents
    • whenever possible, use campus -recorded lectures / courses and webcasts
    • provide a strong foundation in critical thinking in general culture (great books, world religions, global cultures)
    • ensure that essential IT skills (Word Templates, Internet, basic graphics design, database systems, statistical tools) are acquired
    • document all courses and revise all syllabi on a yearly basis
    • develop strong professional paper/article writing skills
    • prepare students for global engagement and realistic career goals.

In order to help our students achieve these goals, our syllabi/course database includes a large selection of curriculum-documented courses delivered by various means: podcast and videocast lectures  as well as textbook-based mentor-directed self-studies.

To make this possible, EUCLID builds on the products and services offered by the following resources:

EUCLID EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES