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Levin-Banchik, Luba – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of teaching with simulations, compared to active learning without simulations. It utilizes an anonymous extra-credit pop quiz on four topics, each taught with a different method: (1) simulation and in-class debriefing; (2) simulation only; (3) in-class discussions with an accompanying research essay; and (4)…
Descriptors: Simulation, Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Young, Laura D.; Carranza Ko, Ñusta; Perrin, Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Despite the known benefits of long-term, game-based simulations they remain underutilized in Political Science classrooms. Simulations used are typically designed to reinforce a concept and are short-lived, lasting one or two class sessions; rarely are entire courses designed around a single simulation. Creating real-world conditions in which…
Descriptors: International Relations, Political Science, Simulation, Role Playing
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Wilson, Matthew Charles – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This article describes a lesson plan that harnessed students' abilities to generate new teaching material by constructing country timelines. This involved "crowdsourcing," or the reliance upon task inputs from a large number of people to acquire information. The plan was motivated by an approach that conceives of learning as deriving…
Descriptors: Student Developed Materials, Independent Study, Active Learning, Political Science
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Baranowski, Michael K.; Weir, Kimberly A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
For political scientists looking for creative ways to engage students, simulations might be the answer. The common conception is that because this type of activity offers a unique way to convey information through active learning, student learning will consequently increase. In order to evaluate this claim, we conducted a meta-analysis reviewing…
Descriptors: Political Science, Simulation, Active Learning, Learner Engagement
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Raymond, Chad – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
Simulations are often employed as content-teaching tools in political science, but their effect on students' reasoning skills is rarely assessed. This article explores what effect the "Statecraft" simulation might have on undergraduate students' perceptions of their decision making. Decisions are often evaluated on the basis of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Simulation, Decision Making, Undergraduate Students
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Ewell, William Henry; Rodgers, Robert R. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
Student preparation for class is an integral part of the college learning experience. In order to incentivize student preparation outside class, professors have employed such techniques as reflection papers, quizzes, and group discussion, to name but a few. This article explores the benefits of using a technique known as "course preparation…
Descriptors: Homework, Writing Assignments, Active Learning, College Students
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Levy, Dena; Orr, Susan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
The federal budget and the rising national debt are crucial concerns in American politics. Yet, they are issues about which average citizens, and particularly young citizens, are presumed to have limited knowledge and very little to say. They are also topics that are not generally seen as engaging to students in introductory political science…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Budgets, Debt (Financial), Political Science
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Craig, John – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
It is more than 10 years since Kehl (2002) identified the increasing number of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) papers being produced by political scientists. As noted by Hamann et al. (2009) and Whitman and Richlin (2007), this trend has developed further with increasing levels of research and publishing activity in political science…
Descriptors: Political Science, Educational Research, Scholarship, Learning
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Greenlee, Jill S.; Holman, Mirya R.; VanSickle-Ward, Rachel – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
There is evidence that some obstacles to women running for political office emerge early in the political development of women and girls. Lawless and Fox (2005) identify several reasons for lower political ambition among women relative to men. Among their explanations are that girls are less likely to be engaged in political conversations in their…
Descriptors: Politics, Aspiration, Class Activities, College Students
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Emenaker, Ryan – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
"Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Constitution" is an engaged-learning activity that has been conducted in 26 classes over the past four years. The activity teaches multiple themes commonly included in a variety of courses on American politics such as federalism, congressional powers, the role of the federal courts, and the relevance of the commerce…
Descriptors: Political Science, College Students, Educational Games, Legislators
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Mariani, Mack; Glenn, Brian J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
This article describes a four-week congressional committee simulation implemented in upper level courses on Congress and the Legislative process at two liberal arts colleges. We find that the students participating in the simulation possessed high levels of political knowledge and confidence in their political skills prior to the simulation. An…
Descriptors: Simulation, College Instruction, Advanced Courses, United States Government (Course)
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Jackson, Steven F. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Simulations have received considerable attention as a tool to promote problem-solving skills, intense involvement, and high-order thinking among students. Whether semester-long exercises or a single-class session, simulations are often used in areas of conflict studies, diplomatic studies, trade disputes, electoral processes, and policy and legal…
Descriptors: Simulation, Spreadsheets, Political Science, International Trade
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Bernstein, Jeffrey L.; Allen, Brooke Thomas – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Political Science research methods courses face two problems. First is what to cover, as there are too many techniques to explore in any one course. Second is dealing with student anxiety around quantitative material. We explore a novel way to approach these issues. Our students began by writing a qualitative paper. They followed with a term…
Descriptors: Political Science, Research Methodology, Courses, Qualitative Research
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White, Kenneth Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Teaching the Declaration of Independence can be a challenge. This article presents a lesson plan based on an explication of the title and the first three lines of the Declaration intended to make the American founding era relevant to today's college students. Assuming civic education is a major goal of teaching American Government, assuming…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), College Instruction, Political Science, Values
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Biziouras, Nikolaos – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Using a pre-/posttest research design, this article measures the learning impact of active-learning techniques such as role-playing simulations in an international relations course. Using the students' different responses to the pre- and postsimulation surveys in a quasi-experimental design whereby two sections that were taught by the same…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Role Playing, Simulation, International Relations
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