The BISA Learning and Teaching Working Group

Welcome to the Learning and Teaching Working Group of the British International Studies Association
Welcome to the BLT Website
BLT was founded in 2010 to promote scholarship and innovation in learning and teaching in the discipline of International Relations. For more information about our activities, please contact the working group convenors Michael BarrSteven Curtis and Simon Rofe. To join our emailing list, please email Steven. For more information about BISA, including how to become a member, go to the association's website

Call for Papers for BISA Annual Conference
We invite and welcome individual papers or complete panels on issues and developments in learning and teaching in the discipline for the BISA annual conference, 15-17 June 2016 in Edinburgh. Please email proposals to Steven Curtis by Friday 20 November. More details about the conference can be found here.

The Achievements of the Q-Step Programme
This important event takes place on the evening of Tuesday 29 September in London. Further details about the event and how to register can be found here

Q-Step is an important and fascinating recent development for the discipline. 12 departments of international relations and politics have been successful in this £19.5 million initiative, which aims to produce a step-change in the teaching of quantitative methods in the social sciences.
8th Annual PSA/BISA L&T Conference 2015
This year's annual two-day conference on 8-9 September was a very stimulating event. It addressed the theme of student engagement and participation and was hosted by Dr Aida Abzhaparova at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Once again it was great to see some new faces at this annual event, including Mark Shanahan from the University of Reading (pictured above), as well as to hear the student voice in a presentation by recent graduates on the benefits of placement learning (below). Check out what we got up to on Twitter with the conference hashtag #psalt15.