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Berg, Lukas; Chambers, John – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Over the course of three semesters spanning the 2016 primary and general elections, we conducted a series of quasi-experiments to evaluate the effects of prediction markets on undergraduate interest in the political process. We gave several classes in our institution's core American politics course the opportunity to collectively invest in…
Descriptors: Voting, Political Science, Introductory Courses, Prediction
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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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Bennion, Elizabeth A.; Laughlin, Xander E. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The "Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE)" provides over a decade of research on political science pedagogy, featuring empirical research documenting best practices in the field. This article provides an overview of "JPSE"-published research on the topics of civic education and engagement. It summarizes the number and…
Descriptors: Political Science, Civics, Best Practices, Educational Research
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Josephson, Jyl – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This article builds on the political science literature on the pedagogy of civic engagement by discussing a recent pedagogical experiment that treats community partners as leaders and full participants in the design and implementation of community-engaged learning. The courses discussed here combine democratic theory, community organizing and…
Descriptors: Political Science, Community Action, Civics, Citizen Participation