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Teaching Politics and International Relations
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Mar 2012
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9780230300019
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12 Mar 2012
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9781137003393
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Teaching Politics and International Relations takes a state of the discipline approach to the topic of teaching and learning in Politics and IR by bringing together a range of contributions that promote a greater understanding of the most cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for tutors. It discusses the broader themes and challenges in teaching and learning but firmly places and highlights the peculiarities of these themes in the specific context of Political Science and IR. As a guide to teaching and learning in Politics, it provides more than just academic analysis of the state of the discipline, by including practical advice and a wide range of resource materials that lecturers and graduate students can draw upon on a regular basis. This is the book that can be used if you are undertaking formal training in teaching and learning in higher education; when mentoring colleagues; if you are asked to contribute to a programme or module review within the discipline; or just to continue to be at the cutting edge of teaching and learning within the discipline of Politics and IR.


Description

Teaching Politics and International Relations takes a state of the discipline approach to the topic of teaching and learning in Politics and IR by bringing together a range of contributions that promote a greater understanding of the most cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for tutors. It discusses the broader themes and challenges in teaching and learning but firmly places and highlights the peculiarities of these themes in the specific context of Political Science and IR. As a guide to teaching and learning in Politics, it provides more than just academic analysis of the state of the discipline, by including practical advice and a wide range of resource materials that lecturers and graduate students can draw upon on a regular basis. This is the book that can be used if you are undertaking formal training in teaching and learning in higher education; when mentoring colleagues; if you are asked to contribute to a programme or module review within the discipline; or just to continue to be at the cutting edge of teaching and learning within the discipline of Politics and IR.


Reviews

"...the most valuable contribution of this volume is the reminder to us all, regardless of how much or how little teaching experience we have, to reflect on our own practice, to try new things and to remember that students engage best when taught by enthusiastic lecturers who value their role as teachers as much as their research agenda."
 
Laura Cashman, Political Studies Review, 2013 vol 11, pp.409-410
 
 
"Whether you are a novice or an experienced university teacher, looking for the basics or for radical ways to expand your repertoire, Gormley-Heenan and Lightfoot has far more to offer with its thorough grounding in sound pedagogy..."
 
Sarah Hale, European Political Science, September 2013


Contents

Introduction; S.Lightfoot & C.Gormley-Heenan
Teaching and Learning in Politics: Thinking about Teaching Politics Revisited; P.Welch
What (If Anything) is Different about Teaching and Learning in Politics?; J.Craig
Can Politics Be Benchmarked?; L.Harrison
Enhancing Politics Teaching Through Active Learning; C.Leston-Bandeira
Teaching Politics to Small Groups; J.Briggs
How Relevant Are Other Ways To Learn?; S.Curtis
Issues and Controversies Associated With the Use of New Technologies; S.Thornton
Developing Assessment Practices in Politics; A.Blair & S.McGinty
The Importance of Being Theoretical: Analysing Contemporary Politics; L.Marsden & H.Savigny
Teaching Politics and Political Bias; C.Gormley-Heenan
Contemporary Politics: Using the 'F' Word and Teaching Gender in International Relations; C.Rowley & L. J.Shepherd
Teaching the 'Contested Concepts': International Terrorism Taught To Undergraduate Students in a Multi-Cultural Environment; K. Roder
Teaching Race and Ethnicity: Towards an Engaged, Anti-Racist Pedagogy; S.Spencer
Developing Research Literacy in Students; S.Lightfoot
Supervising a Doctoral Dissertation in Politics; C.Roulston
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Student: Supervising Students You Rarely See; D.Middleton
From Politics Past to Politics Future: Addressing the Employability Agenda Through a Professional Politics Curriculum; M.Wyman, J. Lees-Marshment & J.Herbert


Authors

CATHY GORMLEY-HEENAN is Director of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology, Politicsand Social Policy at the University of Ulster, UK. She was awarded the Political Studies Association's Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching (New Entrant) in 2007.

SIMON LIGHTFOOT is Senior Lecturer in European Politics and Director of Student Education, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds, UK. He was awarded the Political Studies Association's Bernard Crick Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2009 and holds a full teaching fellowship from the University of Leeds.