Teaching and Learning Resources

Blog: Active Learning in Political Science http://activelearningps.wordpress.com

On this blog engaged scholars and instructors share their experiences with everyday active learning implementation in political science. They discuss more general questions, and reflect on the in and outs of active learning pedagogy. Also they share their way of using simple instruments discuss their implementation and what worked and what did not. A great forum for exchange and getting stimulating ideas.

How to do Simulations website https://sites.google.com/site/howtodosimulationgames/

This website, run by Dr. Simon Usherwood, with the support of the Higher Education Academy,  aim is to gradually develop a resource for those looking to use simulation games in their teaching, with a combination of theoretical and practical information.

ICONS Project, University of Maryland: http://www.icons.umd.edu/

The ICONS Project creates simulations and scenario-driven exercises to advance participants' understanding of complex problems and strengthen their ability to make decisions, navigate crises, think strategically, and negotiate collaboratively.

Legislative Simulation: http://www.legsim.org/

Legislative Simulation, or LEGSIM, features a non-scripted environment for college-level students to experience the personalized politics of legislative activities.LegSim makes it easy to manage a legislative simulation. Everything is on-line and easily accessible for students and the instructor, including information about the student legislators, the progress of proposals, debates, and voting decisions. 

Model United Nations Headquarters http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/modelun/links.html

This website provides information on the simulation of the real OAS General Assembly in which the students "represent" the OAS Member States, and advocate the interests and policies of their assigned countries.

OPOSSEM: http://opossem.org/

OPOSSEM, the Online Portal for Social Science Education in Methodology, is an online community and repository for sharing of various resources for teaching social science research methods among educators in secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate settings. Though the core of the site is live, we are still in development and adding features."