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IR ‘News of the Week’: A Student’s Perspective

IR ‘News of the Week’: A Student’s Perspective

Discussing news issues with your peers is an unburdening exercise that helps develop research and presentation skills and builds confidence in applying theories.

Preaching the Craft of Reading

Preaching the Craft of Reading

Students should be encouraged to read outside their comfort zone to work out their reading muscles, or even to just turn off their TV, radios, and electronic devices.

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.

Tents, tarps and mosquito netting sit in a field in Dadaab, Kenya, Dec. 11, 2006, after being delivered by a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft. The materials are being dropped by U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa as humanitarian aid for the approximately 160,000 stranded victims of recent flooding in rural areas of Kenya. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Steve Staedler) (Released)

Teaching International Organizations as Bureaucracies

It can only be a good thing if students learn about the power inherent in definitions, and can reflect on the normative problems arising from these definitions.

Gamification: It’s in the Game

Gamification: It’s in the Game

Gamification is more than just adding a game to your general routine of teaching a class, it brings material alive and positively engages students.

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.

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.

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.

The EU Challenge: Teaching an Institution in Crisis

The EU Challenge: Teaching an Institution in Crisis

While ongoing crises present challenges in the classroom, they also provide opportunities to demonstrate that EU politics is important for students

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.

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