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Linantud, John; Kaftan, Joanna – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This article uses a multimethod research design to compare Statecraft to non-Statecraft assignments and courses along three dimensions: student engagement, political attitudes, and academic honesty. The results indicate that Statecraft increased student engagement and academic honesty. In terms of political attitudes, students generally remained…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis, International Relations
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Blackstone, Bethany; Oldmixon, Elizabeth – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This article explores the efficacy of specifications grading in undergraduate political science classes. Specifications grading organizes instruction around a set of learning objectives and evaluates student success based on the achievement of carefully articulated specifications for each assessment. Assessments are considered satisfactory or…
Descriptors: Grading, Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Best Practices
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Hall, John Powell – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Sexual orientation continues to be an explosive issue in American classrooms. Increasing the political knowledge of students can reduce the volatility of this explosive issue by increasing tolerance toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. This relationship between political knowledge and political tolerance has been…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Prosocial Behavior, Sexual Orientation, Political Science
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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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Barr, Matthew; Jackson, Louise H. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Understanding student transition into higher education is an important aspect of module design, linking content, delivery, and assessment with a student's prior educational experience and knowledge bases. However, reflections on how modules designed choices are, generally, not widely disseminated. Here, we document the reflections of a junior…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Political Science, College Freshmen, Case Studies
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Dominguez, Casey B. K.; Smith, Keith W.; Williams, J. Michael – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This study tests, and finds support, for the hypotheses that a student who majors in political science will have stronger feelings of political competence and will be more willing to engage in hypothetical political actions than two peer groups: (a) those who major in other fields and (b) those who show an interest in politics but have not studied…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Political Science, Majors (Students), Hypothesis Testing
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Hansen, Holley E. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Two major goals of teaching include educating students to communicate effectively and encouraging students to critically engage with information. To what extent can student blog writing help us achieve these goals? In this pilot study, I analyze how short "blog-style" writing assignments compare to more traditional short research essays…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Essays, Pilot Projects, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Ulbig, Stacy G. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Do individual-level student learning styles affect appreciation for and benefit from the use of classroom response system technology? This research investigates the benefit of in-class electronic classroom response systems ("classroom clickers"). With these systems, students answer questions posed to them in a PowerPoint presentation…
Descriptors: Audience Response Systems, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Cognitive Style
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De Soto, William; Tajalli, Hassan; Villarreal, Alison – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Purpose: Common knowledge seem to suggest that international studies (IS) programs are at the forefront of helping their students better understand the world beyond United States borders. The purpose of this study is to test the proposition that IS students have a greater global awareness than other college students. Method: Hanvey's (1976) five…
Descriptors: International Studies, Global Education, Questionnaires, Comparative Analysis
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Darr, Benjamin J.; Cohen, Alexander H. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Sociologists have long recognized the utility of modified forms of Monopoly as tools for teaching about social stratification within the United States. We present an adaptation of Monopoly to help instructors teach students how capitalism plays out in a liberalizing world economy. By taking on roles as CEOs of global companies based in different…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Social Systems, Social Stratification, Neoliberalism
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Bolsen, Toby; Evans, Michael; Fleming, Anna McCaghren – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
This article reports results from a large study comparing four different approaches to teaching Introduction to American Government: (1) traditional, a paper textbook with 100% face-to-face lecture-style teaching; (2) breakout, a paper textbook with 50% face-to-face lecture-style teaching and 50% face-to-face small-group breakout discussion…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Online Courses, Conventional Instruction, United States Government (Course)
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Allen, Michael A. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
International relations professors have sought to incorporate current events into their curriculum through various mechanisms. A traditional way to incorporate the news into the classroom is to have students either subscribe and read a particular newspaper or watch the nightly news and hold them responsible for that information. However, with the…
Descriptors: International Relations, Electronic Journals, Political Science, Use Studies
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Lusk, Adam – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
This article examines metacognitive-based teaching strategies and provides preliminary evidence about their effectiveness in the political science classroom. In a 2013 Fall semester Introduction to Political Science course, three metacognitive-based teaching strategies were designed and implemented for improving student learning through greater…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Political Science
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Towner, Terri L. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Research on the influence of class size on student academic achievement is important for university instructors, administrators, and students. The article examines the influence of class size--a small section versus a large section--in introductory political science courses on student grades in two comparable semesters. It is expected that…
Descriptors: Class Size, Academic Achievement, Political Science, Introductory Courses
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Mancillas, Linda K.; Brusoe, Peter W. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
U.S. higher education institutions spend a large amount of time, money, and energy on technology. Educators face a student population that has never been without the Internet--they are "Born Digital." Students expect that faculty and universities utilize more technology. Higher education is faced with the question whether technology…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Higher Education
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