Special Issue of JPSE: Simulations in Political Science

A new issue of the Journal of Political Science Education edited by three Political Science faculty at UCF – Kerstin Hamann, Hutch Pollock and Bruce Wilson – is now in print.  Volume 9, Number 2 is a special issue with nine peer-reviewed articles focusing on various aspects of the use of simulations in political science classes and assessing their pedagogical impact on student learning.

Original peer-reviewed articles:

Editor s’ Introduction: Bringing Interactive Simulations into the Political Science Classroom, V. Asal, N. Kollars, C. Raymond, & A. M. Rosen

  1. Constructing International Relations Simulations: Examining the Pedagogy of IR Simulations Through a Constructivist Learning Theory Lens, V. Asal, & J. Kratoville
  2. Simulations a s Active Assessment?: Typologizing by Purpose and Source, N. Kollars & A. M. Rosen
  3. Assessment in Simulations, C. Raymond & S. Usherwood
  4. Using Blackboard to Increase Student Learning and Assessment Outcomes in a Congressional Simulations, A. Lanethea Mathews & A. La Tronica-Herb
  5. Bureaucratic Politics and Decision Making Under Uncertainty in a National Security Crisis: Assessing the Effect s of International Relations Theory and the Learning Impact of Role-Playing Simulation at the U.S. Naval Academy, N. Biziouras
  6. Student Perceptions of a Role-Playing Simulation in a n Introductory International Relations Course, S. P. Giovanello, J. A. Kirk, & M. K. Kromer
  7. Political Simulations Using Excel, S. F. Jackson
  8. Using a Virtual History Conference to Teach the Iraq War, B. Gilley
  9. The Politics of School District Budgeting: Using Simulations to Enhance Student Learning, D. Wakelee & T. Itkonen.

The journal is available in print or online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/upse20/current


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