While ISA conferences appropriately celebrate scholarship, most of us earn our living teaching undergraduate students. The FLACSO-ISA Pedagogy Workshop is an opportunity for early-career IR academics to work with experienced mentors on preparing for the teaching side of the profession. Participants hear about specific pedagogical strategies, work with a mentor and a small cohort of colleagues to envision how those techniques might change their courses, and develop vocabulary for explaining their pedagogy to students, colleagues and hiring/review committees.
The workshop is intended for scholars on the job market and faculty preparing for pre-tenure review or who are applying for tenure. The sessions are open to all conference attendees, but only those officially participating in the workshop will have the opportunity to receive feedback and participate in all of the workshop's training activities.
The workshop will focus on pedagogies for collaborative learning, including techniques for enhancing classroom discussion, encouraging civil discourse/collaborative problem solving and empowering undergraduate students (both majors and non-majors) to author their own knowledge claims.
A reading packet will be distributed to participants prior to the workshop. Each participant submits a syllabus to be reviewed and revised during the workshop, preferably for a course that the participant will soon be teaching. Each participant also receives feedback on a statement of teaching philosophy that was either part of a job application or a portfolio for pre-tenure or tenure review. Feedback will come both from the other participants and from experienced professors from different kinds of institutions, all of whom have been on hiring and review committees.
The workshop will take place at the FLACSO-ISA Joint International Conference in Quito, Ecuador. Anyone wishing to participate should send a C.V., a sample syllabus and a statement of teaching philosophy to Jamie Frueh at email@example.com. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.
Anyone wishing to participate should send a C.V., a sample syllabus and a statement of teaching philosophy to Jamie Frueh. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.