Resources and Discussion

Blogs I Follow

On peace, compassion and empathy https://kevinclementspeaceandconflict.wordpress.com/about/

On terrorism, political violence and peace  https://richardjacksonterrorismblog.wordpress.com/

On teaching and research in peace and conflict studies   http://rogermacginty.com/

On resource governance and life in higher education http://www.raulpacheco.org/

On, international studies and with a good dose of critical thought http://duckofminerva.com

Useful journal articles related to teaching and pedagogy (more to come, watch this space)

Innovative Teaching Approaches and Ideas (non technology based)

  • Boblett N (2012) ‘Scaffolding:  Defining the Metaphor’ Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics  12(2), 1-16.
  • Ernst HR and Ernst TL (2005) ‘The Promise and Pitfalls of Differentiated Instruction for Undergraduate Political Science Courses:  Student and Instructor Impressions of an  Unconventional Teaching Strategy’ Journal of Political Science Education, 1:1, 39-59.
  • Robertson K (2012) ‘A Journal Club Workshop That Teaches Undergraduates a Systemic Method for Reading, Interpreting, and Presenting Primary Literature’  Journal of College and Science Teaching 41(6), 25-31.

Managing Group Work

  • Oakley B, Felder RM, Brent R and Elhajj I (2004) ‘Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams’ Journal of Student Centered Learning, 2(1), 9-34.
  • Huang S 2014 ‘Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work?  Five Simple Ideas to Try’ http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/students-riding-coattails-group-work-five-simple-ideas-try/

Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Teaching

  • Knotts G, Henderson L, Davidson RA and Swain JD (2009) ‘The Search for Authentic Practice Across the Disciplinary Divide’ College Teaching 57(4), 188-196.

Intercultural Issues in Education

  • Gay, G. (2000). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research and practice, New York, NY: Teachers’ College Press.
  • Sharan, Y. (2010). “Cooperative learning: A diversified pedagogy for diverse classrooms”. European Intercultural Education, 21(3), 195-203.

Reflective/Reflexive Writing

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