The teaching material aims to bring to the attention of the students the problem of the leadership model that is determining the political area in Albania. The media is speaking and publishing a lot but not enough about this problem.
Firstly, the problem will be discussed among the students. Based on the information that is disseminated through the mass media, the students will identify the most important elements and characteristics of the political elite in Albania. At the same time there will be a discussion on the leadership theory that already exists.
Through brainstorming, the students will be able to define what the factors are that have produced such phenomena and in what way it is influencing the Albanian performance of governance.
At this point students will bring to class some very clear examples of populism tools that are use in the political arena. They will disucss how much this populism is believable.
Secondly the students will have an open lesson with a representative of the Institute for Democracy and Mediation where they will receive some information on what the recent studies are saying about this problem. Taking into consideration these studies and their results, the students will decide the topics for new research to be carried out. In collaboration with the professor the students will create a questionnaire.
The students together with the professor will decide how many questionnaires will be distributed, and in what kind of area. The questionnaire will be distributed in different locations, not only in Durrës and Tirana, but also in rural areas, basically in the areas where the students live.
At the end the students will find out the results of the questionnaires and will write a research paper.