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Stepp, Kyla K.; Castle, Jeremiah J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This short review demonstrates how the use of American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) case materials, both throughout intercollegiate competitions and in academic courses, can engage and invigorate students while teaching them crucial skills in a way that few other programs or activities can do. The AMTA case provided for the 2017-2018 academic…
Descriptors: Simulation, Court Litigation, Critical Thinking, Criminal Law
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Audette, Andre P. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Duverger's Law--the principle that first-past-the-post systems tend to promote two major political parties while proportional representation systems tend to promote multipartism--is a commonly taught topic in introductory and some upper-level political science courses across subfields. However, it also contains concepts that are difficult for…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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Fielder, James D. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This single lesson classroom game is designed to test student knowledge of Realist and Liberal concepts through an imbalanced resource bargaining mechanic. The game is designed for approximately 20 students divided into state teams of three to four students each and uses chocolate to represent the state teams' economic capacity, military…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Active Learning, International Relations
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Blackstone, Bethany; Oldmixon, Elizabeth – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This article explores the efficacy of specifications grading in undergraduate political science classes. Specifications grading organizes instruction around a set of learning objectives and evaluates student success based on the achievement of carefully articulated specifications for each assessment. Assessments are considered satisfactory or…
Descriptors: Grading, Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Best Practices
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Mitchell, Jocelyn Sage – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
The learning objectives of the introductory American Government course, one of the most common entry-level political science classes in American universities, span both content knowledge and civic education. Much research has shown the pedagogical value of integrated learning--taking part in active and authentic experiences with democracy at the…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, United States Government (Course), Teaching Methods, Active Learning
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Mallinson, Daniel J.; Burns, Patrick – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Universities, colleges, and their academic programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate positive job outcomes for graduates. A degree in political science confers on students a host of transferrable skills, but career paths for using those skills are not always clear. We present one method for leveraging the resources of the campus career…
Descriptors: Public Service, Political Science, Intervention, Decision Making
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Chagas-Bastos, Fabrício H.; Burges, Sean W. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
When new graduates begin employment in industries such as government, consultancies, or the nongovernmental sector they are expected to have the skills needed to write politically-informed reports accurately. Teaching how to write briefing notes provides students with an important skill, but also provides an effective instrument for examining…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Political Science, International Relations, Skill Development
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Pinar Alakoc, Burcu – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Despite its popularity among students, terrorism is a sensitive and emotive topic that is difficult to learn, and challenging to teach. Given the lack of a simple definition, terrorism is hard to explain objectively and comprehensively. Perceptually value-laden and provocative, it can reinforce stereotypes and prejudices against a group of people…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Terrorism, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Stereotypes
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King, Bridgett A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This essay discusses my personal experience with sexual harassment perpetrated by a student. Also, discussed are the professional and personal consequences attached to sexual harassment experiences where the victim has more formal power than the abuser.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Teacher Student Relationship, Power Structure, College Faculty
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Bauer, Kelly; Clancy, Kelly – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
At our predominantly white university, students often shy away from controversial conversations. How can the classroom encourage students to value and engage in potentially explosive conversations? We develop a concept of "empathic scaffolding" to articulate an approach that integrates diversity and inclusion into the classroom. Empathic…
Descriptors: Race, Social Justice, Whites, Higher Education
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Fenner, Sofia – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Content warnings--notices to students that class material may evoke their past traumas--have become entangled in (over)heated debates about the role of free speech on campus. Critics denounce content warnings as silencing tools intended to promote censorship, preclude discussion of difficult topics or punish professors who hold unpopular views.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Christelle, Andrea; Dillard, Kara N.; Lindaman, Kara – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The Common Ground for Action (CGA) online deliberation platform is a dynamic tool designed to encourage diverse group members to identify collective responses to deeply controversial or "wicked" public problems that have no simple solution. The program promotes authentic deliberation, while minimizing the tactics of horse-trading and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Citizen Participation
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Meibauer, Gustav; Aagaard Nøhr, Andreas – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This article is about designing and implementing PowerPoint-based interactive simulations for use in International Relations (IR) introductory undergraduate classes based on core pedagogical literature, models of human skill acquisition, and previous research on simulations in IR teaching. We argue that simulations can be usefully employed at the…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, Courseware
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Jahanbani, Nakissa; Willis, Charmaine; Lee, Donnett – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The learning curve on how to become a Teaching Assistant (TA) can be rather steep. In this paper, the authors explore three areas they wish they were advised in prior to beginning their teaching careers. The lessons are centered on balancing expectations and responsibilities in the following areas: 1) prioritizing their own work and research over…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Reflection, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Mallinson, Daniel J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The California Budget Challenge produced by Next10 provides a useful and intuitive tool for instructors to introduce students to public budgeting. Students will reason through a series of budgeting decisions using information provided on the fiscal and practical implications of their choices. The Challenge is updated with each budget cycle, so it…
Descriptors: Budgets, Simulation, Budgeting, Economic Impact
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