Current Teaching and Learning Projects in Politics
It's Good to Talk: Feedback, Dialogue and Learning: a 2010-2012 project aiming to develop more effective means of providing feedback on assessed work to students of Politics and IR
Active Learning in Political Science: is designed to help educators: build a repertoire of games and activities that they can use in their courses with a minimum of fuss; exchange information on active learning techniques; and promote the use of effective pedagogies in the political science classroom.
How to Do Simulation Games: aim is to develop a resource for those looking to use simulation games in their politics teaching, with a combination of theoretical and practical information.
Other Groups and Organisations
BLT: The BISA Learning and Teaching Working Group
ECPR Standing Group Teaching and Learning Politics - the teaching and learning group of the European Consortium for Political Research.
American Political Science Association - Teaching and Learning Conference pages.
Higher Education Academy – page for Politics and IR.
Homepage of Penny Welch - lots of politics teaching and learning resources.
Social Science and the Higher Skills Agenda - blog by John Craig focusing on employer engagement, employability and Foundation Degrees.
FDTL Politics Projects 2004-08
Innovations in Teaching and Learning in Politics: Short film covering the five FDTL politics projects and the work of the teaching and learning group, launched at the House of Lords in 2008.
PREPOL: Developing a pre-entry and initial guidance package for the study of Politics and International Relations: aimed to improve pre-entry and initial guidance to prospective Politics and IR students. A key project output is the Politics and You website.
Scholarship of Engagement for Politics: aimed to give students experience of the practice of politics through the provision of placements.
Teaching Citizenship in Higher Education: aimed to develop attractive and user-friendly teaching and learning activities to promote reflection amongst politics students on the nature of citizenship.
Case Based Learning in Politics: aimed to develop problem-based case studies for use in politics.
Research Training Consortium: aimed to deliver a high quality research training program to postgraduates using an interactive multi-media package.
Teaching and Learning Journals focusing on Politics and Social Sciences
ELiSS: Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences - online and free access
LATISS: Learning and Teaching -The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences
JPSE: Journal of Political Science Education – journal of the APSA Political Science Education Section.
See IPED more journals publishing on teaching and learning in politics.