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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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Hazen, Timothy A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This review examines the Model United Nations (MUN) program at the collegiate level and provides useful information for advisors that are leading MUN for the first time.
Descriptors: Political Science, Simulation, International Organizations, Role Playing
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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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Fischer, Beth A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Stories can be employed in a variety of ways in college classrooms--such as in case studies, simulations, and problem-based learning (PBL) activities. Sometimes these stories are historically accurate, while in other instances they are fictional. What might be the benefits and challenges of using fictional narratives? This article draws upon data…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, College Students
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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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Rank, Allison D.; Tylock, Angela R. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
College campuses have taken on increased responsibility for mobilizing young voters. Despite the discipline's commitment to civic engagement, political science departments play a minimal role in this programming. This article outlines a course structure--including learning objectives, course outline, and assessments--that treats a campus-wide…
Descriptors: Political Science, Voting, Practicums, Skill Development