Political Science Educator

Getting Involved in Research on Teaching and Learning at a Large Research University: A Case Study

October 19, 2020

Kenneth W. Foster • Concordia College 


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s February 2008 issue.


When I took up an assistant professor position in 2003 at the University of British Columbia (UBC—I left this past summer, as …

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Shaping Private Spiritedness? Lessons About Citizenship from Service Learning and the Fifth Grade

October 19, 2020

Lanethea Mathews-Gardner • Muhlenberg College


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2007 issue.  


This essay explores several important pedagogical lessons that emerged from a multiple-semester service learning partnership between students in introductory American National Government classes …

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Constitutional Engineers: Using Problem Based Learning in Comparative Politics

October 19, 2020

John Ishiyama • Truman State University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2007 edition.


  “Active learning” is a buzzword in higher education. There is good reason to believe that it promotes student learning better than “passive” …

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Developing Analytical Tools in Introductory International Politics Classes: Different Perspectives are not for Entertainment Purposes

October 19, 2020

Mark Sachleben • Shippensburg University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2006 edition.  


As Scott Erb pointed out in a previous issue of this publication, students often become angry with themselves for being ignorant of international …

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Developing Global Citizenship: Introducing a Teaching Toolkit

October 19, 2020

Henrike Lehnguth • University of Maryland, College Park

Jenny Wüstenberg • University of Maryland, College Park


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2006 edition.


Ask any college teacher about the global awareness and knowledge displayed by …

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Encouraging Reading and Discussion in Upper-Level Coursework

October 19, 2020

Maria Rost Rublee • University of Tampa


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2006 edition.  


My upper-level political science classes are focused on reading, discussion, writing, and presentations. I want students to grapple with material on …

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Teaching American Politics: The Politics of Incorporating Multicultural Highlights Into a Traditional Curriculum

October 19, 2020

Gus Jones, Jr. • Miami University

Michelle G. Briscoe • Miami University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2006 edition.


Census reports reveal that the U.S. is increasingly becoming a multi-cultural, multi-lingual and a multi-racial …

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Getting Started With SOTL

October 19, 2020

Jeffrey Bernstein • Eastern Michigan University

 John Ishiyama • Truman State University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2006 edition.  


During the 2006 American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, we were pleased to do …

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Pedagogy: The Exploration and Utility of “Probabilities Pondering”

October 19, 2020

Emmanuel C. Nwagboso • Jackson State University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2006 edition.


“Probabilities Pondering” is a method of teaching that allows the professor to vigorously probe the students in the classroom through the …

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Fostering Student Learning for Everyone on Presentation Day: How to Move Beyond Daydreaming and Friendship

October 19, 2020

Alison Rios Millett McCartney • Towson University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s April 2006 edition.  


Many professors look forward to student presentations as much as they relish day-long committee meetings. In both cases, one hopes that …

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