Author Archives: cmlharris

About cmlharris

Senior Lecturer, Department of Government, University College Cork, Ireland

Teaching European Political Systems in China

In 1986, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies became the first Western academic institution to establish a formal presence in China, when it opened a campus in Nanjing, in collaboration with Nanjing University. Since then, and increasingly … Continue reading

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Flipping Feedback with a Multi-Stage Assignment

The ‘flipping feedback’ pilot in Maynooth University sought to address the challenge of making feedback an active learning tool in a 1st year social politics module. The challenge being addressed was to get students to actively engage with feedback early … Continue reading

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Increasing deep divisions in the world. What can be done? Materials for teaching and assessing deliberation, by Prof.Jürg Steiner

We experience increasingly deep social and political divisions in the world, for example in the United States and the European Union, not to speak of war torn countries like Syria and Ukraine. Are there ways to build bridges across such … Continue reading

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Teaching and Assessment strategies to promote critical thinking

Presentation by Dr Jacqueline Hayden, Department of Political Science, TCD to a PSAI Teaching and Learning round table on the teaching  and assessment strategies used in a small group teaching and learning seminar where students self-select the issues they wish … Continue reading

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Conference: Teaching Politics in our Universities

Conference : Teaching politics in our Universities: Inspiring, inciting and enlightening On September 18th 2015, the PSAI teaching and learning specialist group held a one-day conference on “Teaching politics in our universities : inspiring, inciting and enlightening”. It brought together … Continue reading

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Service learning in the postgraduate classroom – UCC

Information on an initative to incorporate service learning into a module on political participation and mobilisation can be found here . And here is a photo showing some of those who took part:

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