TLC at APSA: Teaching Democratic Principles through Political Science Education

The third “TLC at APSA,” the teaching and learning conference-within-a-conference will be a virtual event as part of the APSA Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The conference will be held on Saturday, September 12.

This 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.

This year’s TLC at APSA theme will focus on, “Teaching Democratic Principles through Political Science Education” as well as the overall theme of the virtual annual meeting, “Democracy, Difference, and Destabilization.”

Paper presentations and workshops will explore the ways in which we teach the principles of democracy, how we assess and evaluate those lessons, and to what extent it is our responsibility to emphasize the power of democratic participation in classrooms and communities. Papers will be presented in one of three track working groups:

  • Civic Engagement Education
  • Simulations & Games
  • Technology and Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom
  • Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom

Registration
All participants must be registered for the 2020 APSA Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition in order to attend the TLC at APSA. TLC at APSA registration fees will be waived as part of the virtual meeting.

Committee Co-chairs:

  • Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University-Newark
  • Amber Dickinson, Washburn University

Conference Program Committee

  • Amber Dickinson, Washburn University (co-chair)
  • Jyl Josephson, Rutgers University, Newark (co-chair)
  • Marcus Allen, Guttman Community College (Track Moderator: Technology and Innovative Pedagogy in the Classroom)
  • Megan Becker, University of Southern California (Track Moderator: Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom)
  • Bethany Blackstone, University of North Texas
  • Josue Franco, Cuyamaca College (Track Moderator: Simulations and Games)
  • Robert Glover, University of Maine (Track Moderator: Civic Engagement Education