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Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of ‘hybrid tools’ of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

The book crafts unique and insightful approaches to security, political economy, nationalism and IR which build upon a wealth of scholarship on race, gender, and culture.

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Good and bad discussions seem to occur at all levels, introductory levels, advanced classes, even graduate classes. For teaching academics, this raises some interesting issues.

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

Some dislike very narrow things, such as single concepts, specific time periods or empirical cases. Others dislike broad theories, large-scale phenomena, and entire (sub-)disciplines.

Working with and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Working with and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Working with Teaching Assistants means considering an additional set of issues, but this time is well worth the while.

Nurturing Cognitive and Affective Empathy: The Benefits of Perspective-Taking

Nurturing Cognitive and Affective Empathy: The Benefits of Perspective-Taking

Course intention and design must balance cognitive learning with affective learning, while also incorporating psychomotor learning through engaging class activities.

Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

With some fine-tuning, the mixed-method model has the potential to be an effective and economical teaching approach.

Teaching Our Students to Critique Again

Teaching Our Students to Critique Again

Failing to teach our international relations/politics is a failure to guide students in the process of developing their own value judgments.

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

You cannot merely use diverse citation types to guarantee a grade, you need to see it as tool to help show that you are not merely reproducing knowledge, but transforming it.

Being a ‘Whole Educator’

Being a ‘Whole Educator’

Instructors of multi-cultural classrooms must branch out and begin to devote some of their time to understanding their students as a whole.

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.

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Towards a ‘Challenge-Driven’ International Relations Education?

One of the problems that IR faces is that its students cannot do it in the way that engineers, for example, can design and build in workshops.

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