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Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Edited by John Ishiyama, University of North Texas, William J. Miller, Flagler College, US and Eszter Simon, University of Birmingham, UK
With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty excel as classroom teachers, the expert contributors offer representation from various types of institutions located throughout the world. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses curriculum and course design, teaching subject areas and in class teaching techniques.
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78254 847 8
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Publication Date: 2016
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  • Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • International Relations
With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner.

In an effort to help faculty excel as classroom teachers, the expert contributors offer representation from various types of institutions located throughout the world. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses:

• curriculum and course design
• teaching subject areas
• in class teaching techniques

This important Handbook is an essential guide for anyone looking to teach political science and international relations at the university level.
‘The editorial team of John Ishiyama, William J. Miller, and Eszter Simon have assembled an outstanding group of contributors who offer many highly useful insights and tools for more effective and innovative teaching in political science. An essential guide for anyone looking to teach political science and international relations at the university level, Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations is enhanced with the inclusion of thirty-seven seminal articles and is very highly recommended.'
– Midwest Book Review

‘Political scientists teach countless students at universities around the world. With the advent of online education and the growing demand for quality instruction, this new Handbook is very timely and valuable. The editors have assembled an outstanding group of authors who offer many highly useful insights and tools for more effective and innovative teaching in political science. This important book should be of broad interest to political scientists interested in cutting-edge curricular and pedagogical developments.’
– Steven Rathgeb Smith, Executive Director, American Political Science Association

‘The Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations offers a valuable overview of the pedagogical practices and challenges in this discipline while aiming to equip educators with a useful set of practical tools for and ideas on innovating their teaching and designing engaging courses and programmes.’
– Journal of Contemporary European Research
Contributors: V. Asal, E.A. Bennion, E. Berndtson, J.L. Bernstein, A. Blair, M.A. Boyer, A. Broscheid, M. Brown, F. Buckley, J. Craig, B. Gentry, R. Glazier, K. Hamann, J. Hamner, C. Harris, J. Ishiyama, K. Kas, B. Kauffman, K. King, C. Leston-Bandeira, S. Lightfoot, J.K. Lobasz, D. Malet, M.P. Marks, H. Maurer, E.F. Mcclellan, W.J. Miller, M.J. Moore, E.A. Oldmixon, A. Paczynska, G. Pleschova, C. Raymond, E. Richards, B.E. Ricks, R.G. Rodriguez, J.S. Rofe, J.M. Scott, E. Sheppard, E. Simon, B. Smentkowski, E.T. Smith, J.C. Strachan, P.E. Sum, S. Thornton, S. Usherwood, B. Valeriano, W.L. Watson














Contents:

PART I: CURRICULUM AND COURSE DESIGN
1. Best Practices in the American Undergraduate Political Science Curriculum
E. Fletcher Mcclellan

2. Capstone Courses and Senior Seminars as Culminating Experiences in Undergraduate Political Science Education
Paul E. Sum

3. Teaching Politics to Practioners
John Craig

4. Best Practices in Professional Development in Graduate Education
Clodagh Harris

5. Distance and Online Course Design
J. Simon Rofe

6. Student and Civic Engagement: Cultivating the Skills, Efficacy and Identities that Increase Student Involvement in Learning and in Public Life
J. Cherie Strachan

7. Curricular and Program Assessment Techniques in the United States
Kerstin Hamann

8. Performance Assessment in Europe
Alasdair Blair

9. Course Based Assessment and Student Feedback
William J. Miller

10. Multidisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Political Science
Brenda Kauffman

11. Promoting Information Literacy and Information Research
Stephen Thornton

12. Internationalization of the Curriculum (Bologna Process)
Erkki Berndtson

13. Promoting Employability and Jobs Skills via the Political Science Curriculum
Simon Lightfoot

PART II: TEACHING SUBJECT AREAS
14. After the Apocalypse: A Simulation for Introduction to Politics Classes
Wendy L. Watson, Jesse Hamner, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon and Kimi King

15. Teaching Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Agnieszka Paczynska

16. Teaching about Diversity Issues
Boris E. Ricks

17. Teaching Gender Politics
Fiona Buckley

18. Teaching Graduate Research Methods
Mitchell Brown

19. Teaching Undergraduate Research Methods
Cristina Leston-Bandeira

20. Teaching Political Theory
Matthew J. Moore

21. Teaching Controversial Topics
David Malet

22. Teaching at the Community College: Faculty Role, Responsibilities and Pedagogical Techniques
Erin Richards

23. Teaching International Relations
Rebecca Glazier

PART III: IN CLASS TEACHING TECHNIQUES
24. Effective Syllabus Design
John Ishiyama and Robert G. Rodriguez

25. Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Gabriela Pleschova

26. War, Peace and Everything in Between: Simulations in International Relations
Victor Asal, Chad Raymond and Simon Usherwood

27. Developing Your Own In-Class Simulations: Design Advice and a ‘Commons’ Simulation Example
Mark A. Boyer and Elizabeth T. Smith

28. Group Work in Political Science: How To Get Collaboration into the Classroom
Bobbi Gentry

29. Designing Team-Based Learning Activities
Andreas Broscheid

30. Experiential Education in Political Science and International Relations
Elizabeth Bennion

31. Best Practices in Problem Based Learning
Heidi Maurer

32. Developing Student Scholars: Best Practices in Promoting Undergraduate Research
James M. Scott

33. Teaching International Relations with Film and Literature: Using Non-Traditional Texts in the Classroom
Jennifer K. Lobasz and Brandon Valeriano

34. Promoting Course Based Writing in the Discipline
Brian Smentkowski

35. Best Practices in Undergraduate Lecturing: How to Make Large Classes Work
Kinga Kas and Elizabeth Sheppard

36. Political Science and the Scholarship of Teaching
Jeffrey L. Bernstein

37. Getting Students to Talk: Best Practices in Promoting Student Discussion
Michael P. Marks

Index