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Mikell, Ray – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
From 2012 to 2016, American news headlines were dominated at various times by the killing of black men either stopped by police or presumed to be engaging in suspicious activity, and protests that spread through the Internet social media hashtag #blacklivesmatter. In this piece, the author revisits his time in teaching at an historically black…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Current Events, Emotional Response
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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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Fisher, Sarah; Justwan, Florian – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This article details assignments and lessons created for and tested in research methods courses at two different universities, a large state school and a small liberal arts college. Each assignment or activity utilized scaffolding. Students were asked to push beyond their comfort zone while utilizing concrete and/or creative examples,…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology, Assignments
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Marineau, Josiah F. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Many new political science faculty at teaching universities are recent PhD recipients, and are coming to these institutions from research-oriented universities. There are considerable differences between the training for graduate students received at research universities and the expectations for faculty at teaching universities. This essay…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Experience, Beginning Teachers, College Faculty
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Mendez, Jeanette Morehouse; Mendez, Jesse Perez – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Utilizing Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a conceptual framework, this study examines student perception of faculty of color in academia from student professor preference. Using an experimental design to test the effect of race on selection of faculty with whom to take a course, we showed student participants two types of pairings of faculty: first,…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Critical Theory, African American Teachers
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Wood, John; Kiggins, Ryan; Kickham, Kenneth – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Within the broader literature concerned with potential bias in student measures of instructor effectiveness, two broad types of bias have been shown to operate in a course: internal and external. Missing is an assessment of the relative influence of each bias type in the classroom. Do internal or external types of bias matter more or less to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Bias, Quasiexperimental Design, Surveys
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Hardy, Mat – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This article discusses the use of collaborative online technology in the teaching of international relations and politics. Using a case study from Australia, it finds low levels of online innovation in these discipline areas that correlate with broader examinations of technology use in higher education teaching. Themes of time poverty, technical…
Descriptors: International Relations, Political Science, Online Courses, Technology Integration
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Saiya, Nilay – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Professors of international relations are increasingly realizing that simulations can be a fun and effective way of teaching the complexities of the field to their students. One popular simulation that has emerged in recent years--the "Statecraft" simulation--is now used by more than 190 colleges and universities worldwide. Despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Student Attitudes, International Relations, College Faculty
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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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Ferreira, Marcos Alan S. V. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
The aim of this reflection is to study the new international relations (IR) programs introduced by Brazilian federal universities, looking comparatively at their curriculum specificities and current challenges. In recent years, Brazil has seen an increase of IR programs launched in several regions. Since 2003, the Ministry of Education is in the…
Descriptors: International Relations, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Educational Quality
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Glazier, Rebecca A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
As the prevalence of online education continues to grow, so do concerns about student success. Online students tend to withdraw more often and earn lower grades, compared to students in traditional classrooms. Explanations for this disparity range from student characteristics to institutional shortcomings to course design. Attempts to counter this…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Academic Achievement
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Shannon, Amanda; Shannon, Vaughn – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
We test whether and how well the presence of an embedded librarian improves the quality of student research. Students in introductory-level courses tend to have very low levels of research skills and experience. Though faculty are frustrated by this lack of skills, both students and faculty tend to have only a peripheral knowledge of the role…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Skills, Librarians, Political Science
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Chamberlain, Robert P. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Concept mapping is a pedagogical technique that was developed in the 1970s and is being used in K-12 and postsecondary education. Although it has shown excellent results in other fields, it is still rare in political science. In this research note, I discuss the implementation and testing of concept mapping in my Advanced Introduction to…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Political Science, Teaching Methods, International Relations
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Broscheid, Andreas – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
This article describes and evaluates an implementation of team-based learning (TBL) in a large (180 student) section of a U.S. government course. The author argues that TBL presents an opportunity for instructors of large classes to increase student engagement with the course content as well as student interaction with the instructor and with each…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Student Attitudes, Surveys, Introductory Courses
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