NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 49 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Williams, Ryan J.; Chergosky, Anthony J. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This article describes various iterations of a Supreme Court simulation that we developed for undergraduate political science classes. We address when simulations should be used to introduce a topic to students, and when simulations should be used to develop students' understanding of a topic after introducing it. In the simulations, we played the…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Simulation, Political Science, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Audette, Andre P. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Duverger's Law--the principle that first-past-the-post systems tend to promote two major political parties while proportional representation systems tend to promote multipartism--is a commonly taught topic in introductory and some upper-level political science courses across subfields. However, it also contains concepts that are difficult for…
Descriptors: Political Science, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Berg, Lukas; Chambers, John – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
Over the course of three semesters spanning the 2016 primary and general elections, we conducted a series of quasi-experiments to evaluate the effects of prediction markets on undergraduate interest in the political process. We gave several classes in our institution's core American politics course the opportunity to collectively invest in…
Descriptors: Voting, Political Science, Introductory Courses, Prediction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fielder, James D. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2019
This single lesson classroom game is designed to test student knowledge of Realist and Liberal concepts through an imbalanced resource bargaining mechanic. The game is designed for approximately 20 students divided into state teams of three to four students each and uses chocolate to represent the state teams' economic capacity, military…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Active Learning, International Relations
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Clark, Nicholas; Van Dyke, Gretchen; Loedel, Peter; Scherpereel, John; Sobisch, Andreas – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
While the effects of simulation-based courses on the knowledge of participating students may be marginal in relation to standard lecture and discussion-based courses, this article argues that the greatest leverage is gained by increasing participating students' level of interest in the subject of study and in politics more broadly. Participants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulation, Student Motivation, Student Interests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Claes, Ellen; Hooghe, Marc – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Citizenship education has evolved substantially in recent decades, with a rapid proliferation of education forms and approaches. The currently available evaluation studies, however, do not allow us to determine what kind of approach can be considered as a best practice for schools and education systems. In this article, we rely on the results of a…
Descriptors: Political Science, Politics, Trust (Psychology), Educational Environment
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Ribeiro, Norberto; Neves, Tiago; Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This article provides a review of the theoretical perspectives on civic and political participation. Four distinct views were identified in the literature: (a) The orthodox view: "Civic and political participation are always positive"; (b) The broad view: "Civic and political participation are multidimensional"; (c) The…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Political Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Parrott, Emily – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
This mixed-methods study examined the long-term associations between two kinds of politics courses--required political science courses and required family policy courses--and the political participation, knowledge, skill, efficacy, and politically engaged identity of child and family studies alumni. Two special cases were examined: those who…
Descriptors: Political Science, Mixed Methods Research, Required Courses, Alumni
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kalaf-Hughes, Nicole; Mills, Russell W. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
Much of the research on the use of simulations in the political science classroom focuses on how simulations model different events in the real world, including political campaigns, international diplomacy, and legislative bargaining. In the case of American Politics, many simulations focus on the behavior of Congress and the legislative process,…
Descriptors: Simulation, Political Science, United States Government (Course), Federal Legislation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Claassen, Ryan L.; Monson, J. Quin – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
Despite consensus regarding the civic shortcomings of American citizens, no such scholarly consensus exists regarding the effectiveness of civic education addressing political apathy and ignorance. Accordingly, we report the results of a detailed study of students enrolled in introductory American politics courses on the campuses of two large…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Students, Student Attitudes, Introductory Courses
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hoffman, Adam H. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2015
In this quasi-experimental design, I examine the impact of a political engagement program on students, looking at traditional measures of internal efficacy, as well as other areas of political engagement including levels of political knowledge, the development of political skills, and interest in media coverage of politics.
Descriptors: Campuses, Institutional Characteristics, Quasiexperimental Design, Citizen Participation
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4