Teaching and Learning Group

Latest News, Events and Call for Papers

10th Annual PSA/BISA Learning and Teaching Conference
Teaching Politics as a Vocation
University of Lincoln, 14-15th  September 2017

Registration is now open.

Further details on the Conference website: http://store.lincoln.ac.uk/product-catalogue/conferences/teaching-and-learning-conference-for-politics/teaching-and-learning-conference-for-politics

Opportunity for a consultant: Developing Higher Education teaching resources for the Houses of Parliament

The UK Parliament’s Universities Programme are planning to develop a suite of teaching resources for use in the Higher Education sector, to support teaching and learning about the UK Parliament across a variety of courses. 

We are looking for a consultant to undertake some consultation with the Higher Education sector and internal stakeholders at Parliament, to develop a draft suite of teaching resources for approval, and then to take them through some user testing with students and tutors.  

More information is on the attached brief and can also be found here
For a full project brief and more information on applying, please email Robert Baldry or call 020 7219 1832.  

The application process will close on 24th August 2017.

PSA 2018 Annual Conference call for teaching and learning papers and panels

The call for papers is open for the 2018 Political Studies Association Annual Conference. The event will be held from 26th – 28th March 2018 at City Hall, Cardiff.

As a specialist group of the PSA, the Teaching and Learning group is able to submit panel proposals. Our panels need to be agreed and submitted by 3rd November.

If you would like to submit a paper to a teaching and learning panel, please contact Donna Smith (donna.smith@open.ac.uk) by 12th October and provide the following details:
- Paper title
- A short abstract summary of the paper
- Principal author email address
- Any additional authors should also be listed (with email addresses)
- Author attending the conference 

For ease of identification, please title the email ‘PSA TLG paper submission’. Papers will then be grouped on the basis of topic and submitted as panels as appropriate.

This year we will also accept proposals from group members who would like to propose whole panels on thematic issues relating to teaching and learning and/or in conjunction with another PSA specialist group/network as a joint panel. If you propose a panel, you will need to provide the details for each paper (as above), plus contact details for the chair and discussant. If you wish to propose a panel/joint panel, please contact Donna Smith by 5th October, with an outline of the proposal. Please title emails proposing panels ‘PSA TLG panel proposal’.

Please note, the PSA is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of its work. As such, all panels submitted to the Annual International Conference must endeavour to reflect the diversity of the profession and gender balance - this will be taken into account when accepting proposals.

APSA Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

The 2018 Teaching & Learning Conference will take place from February 2-4 in Baltimore with the theme - "Teaching Politics as a Public Good: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the Classroom."

The call for papers is now open at: http://www.apsanet.org/tlc

The 2nd  European Conference on Teaching & Learning Politics, International Relations & European Studies, 9-10 June 2016, Brussels
Sponsored and supported by PSA Teaching and Learning, BISA Teaching and Learning, UACES, ECPR, Institute of European Studies Vrijr Universiteit Brussels, CERiM and Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Paper and resources from this event can be accessed at: http://www.eurotlc.eu       

Below: Heidi Maurer (Maastricht University) 
welcomes delegates to Euro TLC 2016