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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.

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

In an IR classroom, is there anything beyond empathy and courtesy from an educator that can help students who are struggling?

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Games have always taught many skills required of an intelligence analyst. What has changed is the advent of video games and their ability to command the attention of the people playing them.

A Global Survey of the IR Curriculum

A Global Survey of the IR Curriculum

Today marks the opening of a global survey of the IR curriculum. We are calling on all IR students to tell us exactly what they think of the theory-practice balance in their studies, and of their IR education in general

How Civilization Became a Course

How Civilization Became a Course

At the start of the course, I warn students that I am not responsible if they end up addicted to the game Civilization. One more turn is always necessary before shutting down for the day.

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