Author profile: Jan Lüdert

Jan LüdertPhD, is a scholar alumnus of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, an interdisciplinary research hub for emerging global issues at UBC, and a recipient of the prestigious UBC Killam Teaching Award. He is currently assistant professor  at City University of Seattle. Jan is a founding member of Ilkmade, a social network site for political science scholars, journalists and practitioners. He is deeply involved in innovating teaching and learning approaches in the social sciences and humanities.

Tolerating Difference: Free Speech on Campus

Tolerating Difference: Free Speech on Campus

If we want students to tolerate difference, educators ought to create a space in which students are free to speak their mind and evaluate the ideas of others.

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth Moment

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth Moment

Educators must build strong foundations for critical thinking that is equally attuned to affective and cognitive learning in these times of manufactured uncertainty.

Grade Less and Assess More: The Value of Ongoing Feedback

Grade Less and Assess More: The Value of Ongoing Feedback

Ongoing and formative assessment is especially valuable for students to observe their own progress and to identify areas for improvement.

Drawing on Universal Design Principles in Interdisciplinary Teaching

Drawing on Universal Design Principles in Interdisciplinary Teaching

Interdisciplinary co-teaching is beneficial because students require knowledge beyond politics if they want to be effective in future study and / or careers.

Implementing a Flipped Classroom: Student Generated Wikis and Videos

Implementing a Flipped Classroom: Student Generated Wikis and Videos

Today’s students are learning in different ways and instructors have not been paying enough attention to these changes, especially in the area of technology.

Signature Pedagogies in International Relations

Signature Pedagogies in International Relations

We can learn a lot by exploring the signature pedagogies of the study and praxis of IR and by examining how these signature pedagogies improve teaching and learning.

Contending Dialectics: Revisiting Material and Ideational Dimensions of Sovereignty

Contending Dialectics: Revisiting Material and Ideational Dimensions of Sovereignty

The state is understood to constitute the primary institutions holding sovereign authority. States, however, are no longer standing alone on the hill of sovereignty, which other actors have come to the climb, claiming their own sovereignty vis-à-vis the state.

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