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Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations

Edited by John Ishiyama, William J. Miller and Eszter Simon

With a focus on providing concrete teaching strategies for scholars, the Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Political Science and International Relations blends both theory and practice in an accessible and clear manner. In an effort to help faculty excel as classroom teachers, the expert contributors offer representation from various types of institutions located throughout the world. Split into three distinct parts, this book discusses curriculum and course design, teaching subject areas and in class teaching techniques.

Chapter 31: Best practices in Problem-Based Learning

Heidi Maurer

Subjects: education, teaching and learning, politics and public policy, international relations

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Problem-Based Learning (PBL) emphasizes the interactive and comprehensive nature of learning. As a pedagogical approach, PBL was first developed in medical studies in the late 1960s (Albanese and Mitchell 1993, p. 52). In contrast to traditional lecture-based methods of instruction, PBL follows the underlying constructivist rationale that knowledge is context dependent and should be constructed; instead of ‘just’ transferring knowledge passively from professor to student in a lecture, students in a PBL setting are actively involved in constructing knowledge (for an overview of active learning techniques, see Ishiyama 2012).

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