Think Your Students Don't Know Enough about International Relations?
As our world grows more complex and difficult to understand, perhaps we benefit best by looking at it through different lenses and at different angles. Since accidents of our birth and upbringing--that is, our country of origin and social position--leave us predisposed to adopt only one perspective and to be certain that we have the best view, it is even more important that we consciously identify and separately consider a variety of viewpoints. As everyone knows, it is one thing to read of a concept in a book or even view someone else demonstrating it. It is quite another to be an active participant in the conduct of such a concept. This paper is a collection of six role playing exercises for use in classroom situations for the purposes of furthering such an educational endeavor. More details on the simulations can be provided if needed.
International Studies Association annual meeting
Van Tassel, Darin H., Barry J. Balleck.
"Think Your Students Don't Know Enough about International Relations?."
Political Science and International Studies Faculty Presentations.