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ERIC Number: ED086565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 5
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Multi-Media Techniques in International Education.
Stoudinger, Susan
The use of hard data and software equipment in an introductory comparative politics and/or international relations course provides a change from a standard lecture course. Through the use of data and machines, theoretical/conceptual frameworks can be experientially assimilated, taking on greater significance in the learning process. For example, one could construct a conceptual exercise based on the stratification of power in international systems. First, the concept should be throughly discussed in class and the applicability of the exercise predetermined by the teacher, both crucial factors to insure the usefulness of the "hands on" experience. Then a data deck with each unit card describing a country in terms pertinent to the definition of power, land area, GNP, and other factors, (various data sources are noted) should be assembled and a code book to decipher the deck provided. After students are presented with deck, codebook, softward equipment such as a counter/sorter, and instruction in the latter, they are ready to begin. (JH)
Susan Stoudinger, Department of Political Science, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida 33620 (Single copies, no charge)
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