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The Use of Simulations as a Teaching Tool

The Use of Simulations as a Teaching Tool

By connecting international politics to the ‘real’ world, simulations combined with traditional lectures and readings make a course more interactive and involving.

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible

The different time periods in the trilogy ‘Back to the Future’ have been valuable for bringing concepts in courses such as IPE and IR Theory to life.

Cultivating Your Silence in the Classroom

Cultivating Your Silence in the Classroom

Scholars often talk too much in the classroom. They should re-evaluate how they can reduce teacher talk time by encouraging students to take more of a lead.

Call for Short Contributions on Teaching and Learning

Call for Short Contributions on Teaching and Learning

The Ivory Tower delivers a look at the other side of the IR lecture theatre, a real professors-eye-view of the world of international politics. We are open for new guest contributors.

Using Hybridized Teaching Methodologies in China

Using Hybridized Teaching Methodologies in China

In a system over-reliant on rote learning and inefficient testing and engagement, a hybrid approach fusing Western and Eastern methods offers a better path.

Strategies for Making Large Lectures More Interactive

Strategies for Making Large Lectures More Interactive

Active learning is what we would like students to be doing in a lecture: thinking about and engaging with the content, rather than copying slides.

What Is ‘Active Learning’ and Why Is It Important?

What Is ‘Active Learning’ and Why Is It Important?

Interacting with content through active learning has some compelling advantages over ‘delivery mode’ lectures. It helps to maintain student concentration & deepens learning.

Transforming IR Education in Japan

Transforming IR Education in Japan

In recent years scholars have started to consider alternative approaches to the study of IR, while at the same time scholars in Japan are adapting how they approach the subject.

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

The Challenges of Teaching Popular Culture and World Politics

A common mistake when teaching popular culture and world politics is to overestimate the skill set that students will bring with them into the course.

Imperial Imaginaries: Employing Science Fiction to Talk about Geopolitics

Imperial Imaginaries: Employing Science Fiction to Talk about Geopolitics

Pop Culture stages debates on complex topics associated with the history of imperialism, geopolitical thinking and the relationship between territory, space and power.

Beyond Babylon? Teaching International Politics in the 21st Century

Beyond Babylon? Teaching International Politics in the 21st Century

IR students are rarely taught to apply reflexive perspectives to world politics – nor are they sensitized to non-American, non-Western, and female scholars’ perspectives.

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