About us

We were a specialist group within the UK Political Studies Association, established in 2005 to provide a network for colleagues who interested in exploring pedagogic issues within the context of the politics discipline.

Each year we hosted panels at the PSA Annual Conference and our own two-day conference in September.

Recent copies of our e-bulletin in for members can be read online.


At the time of dissolution, the group's officers were:

Chair: Professor John Craig, Leeds Beckett University.

Vice Chair: Dr Donna Smith, Open University.

Treasurer: Dr Pete Woodcock, University of Huddersfield.

Previous Officers: Philippa Sherrington (Founding co-convenor); Esther Jubb; Stephen Thornton

Dr Georgina Blakeley (Open University) presents the keynote address at the 2015 PSA/BISA Teaching and Learning Conference in Bristol.


Delegates hear from a speaker at the 2015 PSA/BISA Conference.


Members of the PSA Teaching and Learning Group attended the 2011 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Pictured above left-to-right: Kimberly Mealy (APSA Director, Educational, Diversity and Professional Programs); Simon Usherwood (Surrey); Alasdair Blair (De Montfort); Carole Pateman (APSA President); John Craig (HEA); Jon Parker (Keele) and Steven Curtis (London Met)