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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.

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

Pedagogy and Pop Culture: Pop Culture as Teaching Tool and Assessment Practice

While pop culture is not without its problems, it offers differing, potentially more accessible insights on the international that are not found in standard IR textbooks.

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.

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Trusting the student voice (with a tiny bit of steering) and trying new things has paid off in multiple ways for me, and hopefully for the students in my classes too.

Learning to Teach

Learning to Teach

College teaching is much like any other profession in that there is a skill set that one must develop. Universities and colleges can and should do more to help early career academics become better teachers.

Banned

Banned

Teaching politics in China is going to be a different experience. The prospect makes one pause and recall the sorts of freedoms we enjoy in the West and the way professors do sometimes take them for granted.

A Crisis Resolved

A Crisis Resolved

Through taking part in the devised Crisis Simulations, the POL 210 students have emerged with a settlement as planned and hopefully a greater appreciation for the complexities of international politics.

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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