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We are the leading scholarly society concerned with the research and teaching of political science in Europe, headquartered in the UK with a global membership.
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Teaching and Learning Politics
Established 2011 - Number of members: 268
The Teaching and Learning Politics Standing Group promotes teaching and learning in the field of political science in Europe. The group wishes to engage all colleagues in meaningful discussion on improving the quality of political science education. We particularly support innovative learning methods taking into account the changing environment of the political science classroom. The group attempts to spread the concept of scholarship of teaching and learning with the aim of improving the recognition of pedagogy among the responsibilities of political science scholars. Membership in the group is open to all political science scholars who work in academia and are interested in teaching and learning issues.
The purpose of this group is to promote teaching and learning in the field of political science in Europe. The primary focus of the group is on assisting those beginning their academic careers as teachers of political science. There is great variation in the provision of pedagogic training to these new colleagues across Europe, and our group seeks to disseminate best practice and call upon the experience of its members in doing so.
The group also wishes to cater to the needs of more senior political science teachers by engaging all political science scholars in meaningful discussion on improving the quality of political science education. We particularly support innovative learning methods taking into account the changing environment of the political science classroom. The group attempts to spread the concept of scholarship of teaching and learning with the aim of improving the recognition of pedagogy/teaching among the responsibilities of political science scholars. With its activities the group continues the work started by the European Political Science Network that began to advance political science education in Europe.
The Standing Group on Teaching and Learning is governed by a Steering Committee consisting of five or seven members elected by, and from, the Standing Group. The number of seats available will depend on the number of candidates in the election. There must always be at least one more candidate than the number of positions on the Steering Committee.