The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning

The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning

by Jeffrey S. Lantis
     
 

Combines curricular themes and teaching methods to provide practical teaching tools for international studies faculty. Explores new techniques for covering national, regional, and international actors, focusing on the case method, games, simulations, role-play exercises, and uses of technology. Emphasizing links between theory and practice, each chapter features… See more details below

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Combines curricular themes and teaching methods to provide practical teaching tools for international studies faculty. Explores new techniques for covering national, regional, and international actors, focusing on the case method, games, simulations, role-play exercises, and uses of technology. Emphasizing links between theory and practice, each chapter features classroom activities designed to engage students and encourage critical thinking. Includes a list of teaching and learning resources. Lantis is assistant professor of political science at The College of Wooster. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555878894
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
305
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
1Active Teaching and Learning at a Critical Crossroads1
Part 1The Case Method
2Teaching Introductory International Relations with Cases and Analytical Exercises21
3Teaching International Relations Theory Through Foreign Policy Cases37
4Teaching About the Third World with Cases51
5Using Cases to Teach Analytical Skills65
6Case Teaching Without Cases77
Part 2Simulations and Games
7Coalitions, Motives, and Payoffs: A Simulation of Mixed-Motive Negotiations95
8Securing Tomorrow: A Simulation of the National Security Policy Process111
9The United Nations Security Council Restructuring Summit129
10Bureaucratic Bargaining Revisited: A U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation141
11Constructing Effective Systems: Simulating the Paris Peace Conference153
Part 3Technology in the Classroom
12Creating Active Learning Spaces in the Digital Age169
13Face-to-Face in Cyberspace: Simulating the Security Council Through Internet Technology183
14Learning Through Digital Technology: Videoconferencing, Text Chat, and Hypertext201
15Teaching Human Rights Online: The International Court of Justice Considers Genocide219
16Learning About Foreign Policy at the Movies239
Part 4Afterword
17Reflections on Teaching and Active Learning257
Appendix271
The Contributors291
Index297
About the Book305

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