TEACHING ETHICS USING SIMULATIONS: ACTIVE LEARNING EXERCISES IN POLITICAL THEORY
Simulations are an excellent tool for teaching and have been used in many disciplines including in various subfields of political science, notably in international relations. We focus on the value of ...
From Fake News to Research Papers: Improving Information Literacy Among Students in Undergraduate Political Science Courses
What information can I trust? What information am I supposed to put in my paper? These are questions students often ask instructors (or their classmates). At the same time, instructors may wonder how ...
Take a Trolley Ride with Socrates: Using the Trolley Car Simulation to Teach Plato’s Republic
Because the subfield of political theory deals primarily with abstract concepts and arguments, students in political theory courses often have difficulty understanding the relationship between primary...
Integrating Theory and Methods: A New Open Access Textbook for Political Science and Public Policy
In this paper, we introduce a new, innovative, open-access textbook geared specifically toward teaching political science and public policy students quantitative research methods. The book represents ...
ELITIST SOLUTION FOR A REVOLUTIONARY CONTEXT: TUNISIAN TRANSITIONAL CONSOCIATIONALISM
An article concerning democratization and post revolutionary transition.
The Use of Popular Songs and Cartoons in Teaching Introduction to International Relations
The use of popular culture as a teaching tool is often overlooked in teaching introductory-level political science courses. In recent years, advocacy for the inclusion of popular culture has increased...
The Political Economy of Grading
Grading is a political activity and an economic transaction. This paper considers the political and economic interactions of faculty and students in the college classroom. I address two puzzles: 1) Wh...
Comparing undergraduate methods across America: results from a random sample
Top-line results of an institution survey of how research methods are being taught at American Universities. Includes software usage, TA utilization, topics covered, etc.
All That You Can Leave Behind: Designing your simulation for learning, not doing
This short paper outlines a structured approach to triangulate between what we want students to learn, what they need to accomplish to achieve these goals, and what can (or cannot) be done within the ...
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