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Using Simulations to Promote Active Learning About Local, State, and National Government

February 16, 2022

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 2 Reviews Kayla C. Isenbletter, Indiana University South Bend, David J. Hurley, Indiana University South Bend, and Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend Simulations can be among the most helpful active learning activities to enhance the teaching of political science. In our review of civic engagement literature published in…

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Explaining Open Education Resources

February 16, 2022

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 2 Featured Essays Josh Franco, Cuyamaca College As instructors at community colleges, liberal arts colleges, and universities, and governmental or corporate training programs, we are all familiar with books, textbooks, workbooks, journal articles, lecture slides, assignments, activity sheets, and simulations. Some of us are authors, co-authors, editors, and anonymous…

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thinktank.edu: A Positive Outgrowth During the Pandemic For Teachers and Scholars

February 16, 2022

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 2 Featured Essays Paige Johnson Tan, Radford University In graduate school one time, I drove up from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville with my faculty mentor to a Washington, DC think tank for an event on China. We were slowed by traffic, struggled to find parking, arrived a…

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The January 6th Insurrection and the Civic Education Imperative

February 16, 2022

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 2 The Teacher-Scholar Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend On Jan. 6, 2021, rioters attacked the United States Capitol in an attempt to stop the certification of the 2020 presidential election and disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. At least seven people died, dozens more were injured, and…

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Using Online Anonymous Participation Technology To Encourage Undergraduate Course Engagement

February 16, 2022

Political Science Educator: volume 25, issue 2 Featured Essays Mark Benton, University of Missouri, & Elizabeth Dorssom, University of Missouri Facilitating class engagement for undergraduate students can be difficult. Undergraduates may be less inclined to engage in class discussions for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, nervousness to engage and the feeling…

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Call for Proposals: Teaching Introduction to American Politics

January 11, 2022

APSA’s Teaching & Learning Symposia provide a unique opportunity for faculty with similar teaching interests to present on timely substantive issues in the field, share best practices, and develop new teaching resources. Join co-leaders Casey Dominguez (University of San Diego) & Elizabeth Norell (Chattanooga State Community College) this spring for our Spring 2022 virtual symposium,…

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Building an Inclusive Syllabus: webinar & resources

December 1, 2021

This Wednesday, October 27, 2021, APSA event featured expert panelists providing practical tips and suggestions for political science educators to deliberately build a classroom environment where all students have equal access to knowledge. The discussion also highlighted tools to build courses that are representative of the contributions of historically excluded scholars, and assignments or activities…

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Niva Golan-Nadir: 2020-2021 Campus Teaching Award Winner Interview Series

November 3, 2021

Excellence in teaching political science is essential to the discipline. This interview series highlights campus teaching award winners who have been recognized by APSA for their achievements. Learn more about the campus teaching award recognition program here. Niva Golan-Nadir won the Reichman University’s (IDC Herzliya) Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Excellency in Teaching Award….

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