Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC) at APSA: Political Science Education in Contentious Times

Saturday, September 1, 2018

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The first Teaching & Learning Conference at APSA (TLC at APSA) will take place Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting. This full-day event seeks to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning, equip faculty with new techniques and resources for teaching, and enhance the role of teaching in the discipline of political science. Please join us for this gathering, which will provide a highly interactive forum for scholars to share innovative tools for political science education and research on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

There will be two presentation formats: paper presentations and workshops. Papers will be presented in one of three track working groups:

  • Civic Engagement Education 
  • Simulations & Games
  • Technology and Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom

Paper proposals were welcome on a variety of topics, including innovative pedagogical methods and techniques, assessment, experiential learning, simulations, curriculum development, deliberation in the physical classroom and online, and more. Workshops are designed to be highly interactive and provide hands-on experience, demonstrating a learning tool or technique which participants could immediately implement in the classroom. Workshops will be 90 minutes, and examples include: creating campus-wide civic engagement initiatives, using in-class debate to enhance student learning, and techniques for discussing difficult issues in the classroom. Accepted papers will be presented in a working group format similar to the Teaching and Learning Conference. We invited proposals from all educators who teach political science and related subjects—university and college faculty, administrators, high school teachers, graduate students, research scholars, and others. All participants will need to register for the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting in order to attend.

** Please confirm your attendance at TLC at APSA when you register for the APSA Annual Meeting!**

Conference Program Committee:

  • Victor Asal, SUNY Albany, Simulations & Games Track Moderator
  • Elizabeth Bennion, Indiana University South Bend, Civic Engagement Education Track Moderator
  • Tressa Tabares, American River College, Technology and Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom
  • Nancy Thomas, Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life

Co-Sponsors of the TLC at APSA: 

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