Call For Materials – New Approaches to Political Science Education
APSA Educate invites submissions of teaching and learning resources showcasing new approaches to political science education.
Political scientists have responded to the past decade’s political, economic, social, technological, and biological upheavals by rethinking many disciplinary assumptions. At the same time, these events have altered how political scientists share knowledge with students. Taking stock of these changes, we ask:
- How are political science educators rethinking introductory political science courses?
- How are political science faculty empowering a new generation of students to be knowledgeable civic leaders?
- In what ways are educators responding to opportunities for global interconnectedness and learning from a diverse range of perspectives and issues?
- What new tools instructors are instructors deploying to connect with students?
APSA Educate welcomes submissions of teaching & learning resources from political science educators at all levels – fulltime faculty, contingent faculty, graduate students, and high school instructors. We also encourage submissions from educators at institutions outside the United States.
Examples of teaching resources might include, syllabi, active learning assignments, OER textbooks, recorded lectures, podcasts, virtual and in person simulations, civic engagement tools, and other teaching materials developed over the past few years. Educate also accepts 1000-word blog posts discussing best practices in political science education and civic engagement. Please upload your materials via APSA Educate’s single page submission form, available here. Please send all blog submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APSA Educate was launched as part of Rogers Smith’s Presidential Taskforce on New Partnerships and made possible via a generous gift from the Ivywood Foundation. Our intention is for the platform to provide a centralized and curated space for educators to easily share and use high quality political science teaching resources. All materials on Educate are available free of charge. Each resource is provided a commons copyright license owned by the author. Within its first year Educate has published nearly 200 original teaching resources and over 100 blog posts.