With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses: curriculum and course design; teaching subject areas; and in-class teaching techniques.
Contributors offer diverse perspectives on pedagogy, student audience, and the role of research in their curricula. Across four sections--information literacy, research design, research methods, and research writing--authors share personal reflections that showcase the evolution of their pedagogy. Each chapter offers best practices that can serve the wider community of teachers.
This book features valuable conversations about how COVID-19 changed how we teach and even who we are as instructors in political science, paying special attention to how pedagogy in political science has evolved from 'triage' to transformation over the course of the pandemic. It presents a variety of innovations in political science teaching (from "ungrading" to the flipped classroom) and offers systematic reflections on these new approaches.
Bringing together 71 scholars from around the world, the volume offers an up-to-date overview of the fundamentals of Student-Centered Learning and Teaching (SCLT) and its applications in policy and practice; provides beacons of good practice that display how instructional expertise manifests itself in the quality of classroom learning and teaching and in the institutional environment; and critically discusses challenges, new directions and developments in pedagogy, course and study program design, classroom practice, assessment and institutional policy.
Featuring current topics such as accessibility, diversity, and mobile access, this guide contains everything a teacher needs to make a great online course in one read. The author provides step by step instructions for coding classes, appendices with relevant laws and a copyright checklist, a resource list for online course design and a bibliography of theory and applied pedagogy. In addition, she shares techniques to improve engagement for both students and instructors.
Faculty from various subfields and institution types offer examples of how they align their research and teaching activities to "get more bang for their buck." This volume offers diverse, innovative, and practical ways faculty can leverage the teaching/scholarship connection to both improve scholarly productivity and ground political science instruction in pedagogical literature.