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Teaching Political Science to Undergraduates by Laure Paquette

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5 Conclusions and Limitations

Active pedagogy is in its infancy as far as political science is concerned. Many of the aspects of the proposed teaching method are still to be fully developed and exploited. And there are limitations to the method. The most important of these is that the content covered is much more limited than in the lecture-essay-exam method. It also requires a high degree of knowledge about many topics. It is labour intensive and may not be suitable for instructors at the beginning of their careers. It may not suit instructors except for courses in their area of greatest expertise. It requires a high level of transparency from the instructor in the classroom, as well as the willingness of the instructor to fail in public. None ...

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