Political Science Educator

Transformation and Assessment of the Introductory International Relations Course

October 19, 2020

Scott Erb • University of Maine, Farmington


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


On October 4, 2005, Chanda Luker, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide who was four years old when it began, spoke …

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Applying Good Research Technique to Questions on Student Learning

October 19, 2020

Jeffrey L. Bernstein • Eastern Michigan University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2005 edition. 


If your graduate school experience was similar to mine, teaching and research were viewed as two very different aspects of the …

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Optimizing Class Participation

October 19, 2020

Nancy E. Wright • Long Island University – Brooklyn


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s December 2005 edition.  


Class participation, while always a component of course grades, is not always assigned as useful a role as it …

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“Experimenting with an Embedded Librarian in an American Government Class”

September 30, 2020

Shyam K. Sriram and Amelia Glawe – Georgia Perimeter College


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2013 issue.


One of the most exciting new directions in our discipline has been the growing experimentation with library science‐social …

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Emerson and Douglass in the Political Science Classroom

September 30, 2020

Shyam K. Sriram, Georgia Perimeter College


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2013 issue.


In the summer of 2011, I had the opportunity to attend a week-­‐long NEH1 seminar on the American Lyceum at …

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Using Presidential Daily Diaries as an Instructional Tool

September 30, 2020

Frank Franz, PhD, James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia, frank.franz@fcps.edu


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2014 issue.


For the past several years, I have used presidential daily diaries as an instructional tool with students …

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Classroom Innovation with “The Hunger Games”

September 30, 2020

Bruce Martin, PhD, New Mexico State University, Alamogordo


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2014 issue.


After nearly 15 years working as administrative staff in our college’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, I retired …

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From the Classroom to the TV Studio: A New Approach to Civic Education

September 30, 2020

Elizabeth A. Bennion, Indiana University South Bend


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Spring 2014 issue.


As a regular PSE columnist who writes “The Teaching Scholar” column, I have urged PSE readers to take risks inside …

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Making it Work: Teaching Political Theory as a Toolbox

September 30, 2020

Michael Laurence, University of Western Ontario


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2014 issue.


Just imagine, as joyful or painful as it might be, that you are an undergraduate student again.

Political theory class. Always …

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RU Ready -­‐ Extending Political Learning Outside the Classroom and into the Community

September 30, 2020

Elizabeth Matto, Director, Youth Political Participation Program Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University


This essay originally appeared in the Political Science Educator’s Fall 2014 issue.


As teacher-­‐scholars of civic engagement, we always are looking for ways to offer students learning …

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