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Blair, Alasdair – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
This article focuses on the nature of the writing in 73 articles published in six U.S. and U.K. political science and international relations journals that focus on teaching and learning. A comparative analysis is made of the articles through a review of the characteristics of the authors, the themes researched, the analytical focus, the research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Political Science, Comparative Analysis, Research
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Murstedt, Linda; Trostek, Jonas R.; Scheja, Max – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Recent research on conceptual change has argued that it is insufficient to assume that prior knowledge is the only aspect relevant in order to explain the conceptual change process. In addition, "warm constructs" such as emotions, epistemological beliefs, and values have been proposed to play a determinative role. In this study, we aim…
Descriptors: Political Science, Student Attitudes, Nationalism, Political Attitudes
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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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Abboud, Samer – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
How do the subjective experiences of faculty and students shape the classroom and the study of global politics? Can our subjective experiences support the pedagogical goal of developing critical thinking skills? In this article, I draw on my experiences teaching an undergraduate course called "The Arab World and the West" with respect to…
Descriptors: Global Education, Arabs, Teaching Experience, Student Experience
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Bell, Stephanie; Lewis, J. P. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Traditionally in Canada, attention to political or civic education has been at the primary- or secondary-school level. This study focuses on the place of civic engagement in introductory Canadian politics and government university courses in Canada by surveying instructors on their attitudes and approaches to civic engagement in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Introductory Courses, Citizen Participation
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Isacoff, Jonathan B. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
This article argues for a political science discipline and teaching framework predicated empirically on the study of "real-world problems" and normatively on promoting civic engagement among political science students. I argue for a rethinking of political science and political science education in view of the pragmatist thought of John…
Descriptors: Political Science, Citizen Participation, Educational Philosophy, Problem Solving
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Ishiyama, John; Balarezo, Christine; Miles, Tom – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
We investigate whether the existence of a required graduate course on "Teaching in Political Science" is related to overall job placement rates reported by graduate political science programs. We examine this in light of evidence from 73 public PhD-granting political science departments across the country. We find that the existence of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Education, Required Courses
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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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Wukich, Clayton; Siciliano, Michael D. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
This article examines the impact of problem-solving and creativity exercises on student interest in public policy making and behavior related to civic engagement. Researchers have long described policy making as a function of problem solving. Creativity has also been identified as an important component of the process. While these skills are…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Problem Solving
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Cassese, Erin C.; Bos, Angela L.; Schneider, Monica C. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
American government textbooks signal to students the kinds of topics that are important and, by omission, the kinds of topics that are not important to the discipline of political science. This article examines portrayals of women in introductory American politics textbooks through a quantitative content analysis of 22 widely used texts. We find…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Females, United States Government (Course)
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Junisbai, Barbara – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
Political science faculty have access to a wealth of innovative pedagogies thanks to a comprehensive literature on teaching and learning in the discipline and related fields. Yet, from among the hundreds of documented possibilities, how does one go about deciding which to incorporate into a given course? Few articles have much to say in response…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Course Content, Teaching Methods
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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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Albert, Craig Douglas; Ginn, Martha Humphries – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
There is a debate in Political Science concerning how best to teach American Government courses. We investigate whether students learn more effectively with texts from the great tradition or from textbooks and other secondary sources. Which medium better guides students toward becoming better citizens? We examine how teaching "The Great…
Descriptors: United States Government (Course), Political Science, Introductory Courses, Outcomes of Education
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