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Amira, Karyn – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Over the last year and a half, a number of scholars, pundits, and journalists have criticized college campuses for coddling students by constructing environments that protect them from offensive opinions and evidence that disconfirms their prior attitudes. In this article, I suggest two pedagogical techniques that can help students encounter and…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Methods, World Views, Beliefs
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Kedrowski, Karen M.; Moyon, Katarina Duich – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Winthrop University used its location in the Charlotte metropolitan area to develop a course that combined academic content with an experiential component during the Democratic National Convention. This article provides recommendations for planning logistics developing such a course for faculty who may wish to replicate this effort in future…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Experiential Learning, Political Campaigns
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Botsch, Robert E.; Botsch, Carol S. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Many arguments support mandating American National Government for undergraduates. South Carolina is one of the few states with such a legal mandate, but the law is badly flawed. We briefly review the history of a failed 1994 effort by the SC Political Science Association to improve the law and encourage implementation. We examine the impact of an…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Relevance (Education), Political Science, Compliance (Legal)
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Rauh, Jonathan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
Active learning, including in-class debates, is used in social science classrooms as a means of improving meaning and increasing understanding of complex materials. However, in-class debates do not fully satisfy all aspects of experiential learning because students do not get to experience the results of multifaceted concepts, such as strategic…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Class Activities, Educational Experiments, Active Learning
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Smith, Elizabeth S.; Bressler, Alison – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Rancorous dialogue among political opponents is nothing new in the American political system. However, in the past two decades or so, pundits and scholars have noted an increase in the overall intensity and frequency of incivility among elected officials and citizens. At the collegiate level, many universities have undertaken some form of civility…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Asynchronous Communication, Case Studies, Internet