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Simeone, James; Shaw, Greg M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Community-based action research (CBAR) encourages students to view internships and other civic-engagement opportunities as the first steps in collaborative projects that build long-term relationships with community partners and model how democracy works. We marshal longitudinal data, qualitative and quantitative, on both attitudes and behaviors to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Action Research, Democracy, Longitudinal Studies
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Caliendo, Stephen M.; Chod, Suzanne; Muck, William – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
This study examines the impact of using Twitter in the classroom on student political efficacy, interest, and engagement. Millennials use the virtual world to build social relationships and to obtain information. By envisioning the virtual world as a means to increase civic engagement, political science instructors can use technology to draw upon…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Social Media, Political Issues
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Gelbman, Shamira M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2011
This article discusses the findings of an ethnographic content analysis of students' written reflections as a means for assessing the learning outcomes of teaching introductory American politics in comparative perspective. It focuses especially on determining whether and how this approach enhanced students' understanding and retention of knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Content Analysis, Qualitative Research
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Boeckelman, Keith; Deitz, Janna L.; Hardy, Richard J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2008
This article describes a political debate among congressional candidates that the authors organized in 2006. The debate was structured to maximize student involvement both in the planning stages and during the event itself. After discussing relevant literature on experiential learning, the article describes the debate format and details the issues…
Descriptors: Debate, Experiential Learning, Political Candidates, Student Participation
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Hill, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2005
At first glance, academic assessment is simply another request for more paper. But it goes well beyond the design of a plan or blueprint. Instead, assessment involves the much more difficult task of creating a new culture. Borrowing from both the experience of the Department of Political Science at Northeastern Illinois University and from the…
Descriptors: Political Science, Educational Change, Educational Assessment, Educational Theories