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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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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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Bennion, Elizabeth A.; Laughlin, Xander E. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
The "Journal of Political Science Education (JPSE)" provides over a decade of research on political science pedagogy, featuring empirical research documenting best practices in the field. This article provides an overview of "JPSE"-published research on the topics of civic education and engagement. It summarizes the number and…
Descriptors: Political Science, Civics, Best Practices, Educational Research
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Ben-Yehuda, Hemda; Zohar, Guy – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
This research offers innovative ways to study fanaticism in higher education. It builds on simulations of regional crises to test four expectations and discusses their implications. The first, on the benefits of experimental learning, is supported: participants identify with their actors and show little empathy to rivals, indicating they learn the…
Descriptors: Simulation, Teaching Methods, Political Science, Conflict Resolution
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Grussendorf, Jeannie; Rogol, Natalie C. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2018
In a pre/post quasi-experimental study assessing the impact of a specific curriculum on critical thinking, the authors employed a critical thinking curriculum in two sections of a U.S. foreign policy class. The authors found that the interactive and scaffolded critical thinking curriculum yielded statistically significant critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Quasiexperimental Design, Pretests Posttests, Foreign Policy
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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
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Simeone, James; Shaw, Greg M. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
Community-based action research (CBAR) encourages students to view internships and other civic-engagement opportunities as the first steps in collaborative projects that build long-term relationships with community partners and model how democracy works. We marshal longitudinal data, qualitative and quantitative, on both attitudes and behaviors to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Action Research, Democracy, Longitudinal Studies
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Lawrason, Lisa – Journal of Political Science Education, 2017
What effect does political comedy have on political interest? Through an experimental design, changes in political interest are measured through a pre and posttest, comparing groups randomly assigned to watch "The Daily Show," "NBC Nightly News," "Entertainment Tonight" and a no-exposure group. Models indicate…
Descriptors: Humor, Comedy, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges
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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
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Whitman Cobb, Wendy N. – Journal of Political Science Education, 2016
With the concept of the flipped classroom taking the teaching world by storm, research into its effectiveness, particularly in higher education, has been lacking. This research aims to rectify this by detailing the results of an experiment comparing student success in American Federal Government in a flipped classroom, a traditional, lecture-based…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, United States Government (Course), Teaching Methods, Experimental Teaching
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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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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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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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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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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
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