The New International Studies Classroom: Active Teaching, Active Learning

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555878894
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 305

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
1 Active Teaching and Learning at a Critical Crossroads 1
Part 1 The Case Method
2 Teaching Introductory International Relations with Cases and Analytical Exercises 21
3 Teaching International Relations Theory Through Foreign Policy Cases 37
4 Teaching About the Third World with Cases 51
5 Using Cases to Teach Analytical Skills 65
6 Case Teaching Without Cases 77
Part 2 Simulations and Games
7 Coalitions, Motives, and Payoffs: A Simulation of Mixed-Motive Negotiations 95
8 Securing Tomorrow: A Simulation of the National Security Policy Process 111
9 The United Nations Security Council Restructuring Summit 129
10 Bureaucratic Bargaining Revisited: A U.S. Foreign Policy Simulation 141
11 Constructing Effective Systems: Simulating the Paris Peace Conference 153
Part 3 Technology in the Classroom
12 Creating Active Learning Spaces in the Digital Age 169
13 Face-to-Face in Cyberspace: Simulating the Security Council Through Internet Technology 183
14 Learning Through Digital Technology: Videoconferencing, Text Chat, and Hypertext 201
15 Teaching Human Rights Online: The International Court of Justice Considers Genocide 219
16 Learning About Foreign Policy at the Movies 239
Part 4 Afterword
17 Reflections on Teaching and Active Learning 257
Appendix 271
The Contributors 291
Index 297
About the Book 305
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