TITLE

"Involve me, and I will understand": How to Engage Students in Political Science Classes

AUTHOR(S)
Klymenko, Lina
PUB. DATE
September 2014
SOURCE
OZP-Oesterreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft;2014, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p293
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In the constructivist understanding of instruction and learning, the focus is moved from a teacher-oriented to a student-oriented learning approach and the autonomy of learners and their social interaction become central. The teacher is no longer an authoritative source, but acts as a mentor who supports students' deep learning. The student's role accordingly changes from a passive listener to an active constructor of knowledge. Adopting this perspective, the present paper first discusses the implications of the philosophical view of constructivism for teaching and learning political science, and then analyzes the practical implementation of problem-based learning (PBL) as a prime example of the constructivist learning framework.
ACCESSION #
108801024

 

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