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Bradberry, Leigh A.; De Maio, Jennifer – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
As the advisers for the Model United Nations and Judicial Internship programs at our university, we have witnessed first-hand the benefits of simulations and experiential learning. Specifically, students are able to apply knowledge from other classes to real-world situations, all while honing their writing skills and communication skills, as well…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Academic Achievement, Internship Programs, Graduate Study
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Mallinson, Daniel J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The California Budget Challenge produced by Next10 provides a useful and intuitive tool for instructors to introduce students to public budgeting. Students will reason through a series of budgeting decisions using information provided on the fiscal and practical implications of their choices. The Challenge is updated with each budget cycle, so it…
Descriptors: Budgets, Simulation, Budgeting, Economic Impact
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Hosman, Laura; Jacobs, Ginger – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
Educational approaches that enable students to actively and directly participate in "real-world" projects are increasingly recognized as valuable pedagogical tools and, as such, being incorporated into university curriculums worldwide. Though not traditionally associated with political science courses, project-based international service…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Interdisciplinary Approach, Cross Cultural Training
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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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Emery, Jennifer Kelkres; Howard, Alison; Evans, Jocelyn – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
Student exit polling has demonstrated value in the classroom (Berry and Robinson 2012; Evans and Lagergren 2007; Lelieveldt and Rossen 2009), but faculty typically operate these polls in isolation. When faculty collaborate, however, students gain additional benefits from the experience. Collaboration provides a geographically diverse "student…
Descriptors: Political Science, Surveys, Elections, Voting
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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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Wakelee, Daniel; Itkonen, Tiina – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Engaging students with material associated with public budgeting processes can be a challenge. Our experience in an interdisciplinary seminar on education politics and policy suggests that a budget simulation exercise is an effective tool to achieve multiple objectives, including increased student engagement and strengthening student-learning…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Budgets, School Districts, Student Participation
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Allen, Mahalley D.; Parker, Sally A.; DeLorenzo, Teodora C. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2012
The Community Legal Information Center (CLIC) of California State University, Chico, provides a unique civic engagement program designed to serve the legal service needs of Northern California. Founded in 1969, CLIC is now a 12-program, on-campus law clinic staffed by up to 125 undergraduate students each semester and is the most extensive…
Descriptors: Legal Education (Professions), Undergraduate Students, Law Schools, Legal Aid
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Marichal, Jose – Journal of Political Science Education, 2010
This article considers the impact of service-learning in diverse communities on student civic development. A key debate in the literature is whether service-learning in diverse communities fosters student moral/cognitive development or reinforces preexisting stereotypes. This debate has significant implications for student's future civic…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation, Student Evaluation
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Marfleet, B. Gregory; Dille, Brian J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2005
The "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" generated by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL 2000) provides a plausible set of pedagogical goals to guide the construction and implementation of an undergraduate research methods course. We argue that the context of the undergraduate methods…
Descriptors: Assignments, Courses, Political Science, Research Methodology
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Stover, William James – Journal of Political Science Education, 2005
What pass for the study of international relations is often more an examination of foreign affairs, transnational interaction from ethnocentric perspectives. Many analysts accept the assumptions and values of their own political culture, then superimpose them on other nations. If another state does not act in accordance with those values, its…
Descriptors: International Relations, Interaction, Foreign Countries, Empathy