Teaching International Relations


Teaching International Relations

9781839107641 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by James M. Scott, University Professor and Chair, Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University, Ralph G. Carter, Piper Professor of Political Science, Brandy Jolliff Scott, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Texas Christian University and Jeffrey S. Lantis, Professor of Political Science, College of Wooster, US
Publication Date: 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 764 1 Extent: 272 pp
This comprehensive guide captures important trends in international relations (IR) pedagogy, paying particular attention to innovations in active learning and student engagement for the contemporary International Relations IR classroom.

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This comprehensive guide captures important trends in international relations (IR) pedagogy, paying particular attention to innovations in active learning and student engagement for the contemporary International Relations IR classroom.

This book is organized into three parts: IR course structures and goals; techniques and approaches to the classroom; and assessment and effectiveness. It is up-to-date with teaching practices highlighted by leading journals and conferences sponsored by the International Studies Association (ISA) and the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Collectively, the chapters contribute to continuing dialogues on pedagogy in the field and serve as a critical resource for faculty in IR, political science, and social science.
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‘In an increasingly complex world that calls for innovation and critical thinking, Teaching International Relations provides a valuable collection of chapters to guide thoughtful instructors who want to create engaging and meaningful learning experiences for their students. This new volume is broad in scope, with a diverse and accomplished set of contributors. IR instructors will find an excellent resource for actively engaging students, structuring courses, and assessing outcomes.’
– Rebecca A. Glazier, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, US

‘An indispensable resource for new or veteran IR professors seeking to enhance student learning. Centered around active student engagement, this cogent volume offers evidence-based teaching techniques, ways to include diverse perspectives, and suggestions for assessing your course. This is an indispensable resource for teaching IR in an ever-changing global arena.’
– Michael T. Snarr, Wilmington College, US
Contributors: Y. Akbaba, V. Asal, F. Başkan, A. Below, M.A. Boyer, D. Budryte, R.G. Carter, E. Cox, J. de Matos Ala, P.F. Diehl, G. Gokceck, K. Hamann, P. James, B. Jolliff Scott, K.J. Kille, M. Krain, J.S. Lantis, E.K. Leonard, A. Nydegger, M.J. Parmentier, A. Rosen, J.M. Scott, H.A. Smith, M. Valenca, C. Yumie Aoki Inoue

1 Introduction to Teaching International Relations 1
James M. Scott, Ralph G. Carter, Brandy Jolliff Scott and
Jeffrey S. Lantis

2 Essentials for Introduction to International Relations 11
Paul F. Diehl and Mark A. Boyer
3 Teaching with purpose: commitment and innovation in IR
pedagogy 27
Jeffrey S. Lantis
4 Teaching IR in the Global South: views from Brazil and
South Africa 38
Jacqui de Matos Ala, Cristina Yumie Aoki Inoue and Marcelo Valença
5 Toward an intersectional pedagogy in IR: how to take
feminist interventions seriously 52
Dovilė Budrytė

6 Teaching with case studies 66
Ralph G. Carter
7 Experiential learning through faculty-led study abroad programs 77
Amy Below, Amanda Nydegger and Mary Jane Parmentier
8 Using Statecraft in the classroom 90
Eric Cox
9 Teaching political violence with games and simulations 105
Amanda Rosen and Victor Asal
10 Teaching with the IR theory toolkit 117
Eric K. Leonard
11 Teaching IR with literature and film 129
Gigi Gokcek and Patrick James
12 Engaging in inquiry: problem-based and research-focused
teaching and learning 145
James M. Scott
13 Engaging with diversity through technology 160
Yasemin Akbaba and Filiz Başkan
14 Becoming an effective online teacher: five considerations
for better teaching and learning in IR courses 176
Brandy Jolliff Scott
15 Collaborative learning in the IR classroom 189
Heather A. Smith

16 Assessment and effectiveness of active teaching and
learning in IR 201
Matthew Krain and Kent J. Kille
17 The vital role of assessment in active teaching and learning 214
Kerstin Hamann
References 224

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