We're excited to announce our 2022 program in Nashville!
The 2022 International Studies Association Innovative Pedagogy Conference (ISA-IPC) will be held on Tuesday, March 29th, a day prior to the start of the ISA Annual Convention in Nashville, TN. We are excited to be face-to-face again as the conference fosters a highly interactive environment to explore new ideas in pedagogy and assessment and offers rich opportunities for professional development, networking, and building classroom skills. As in the past, the conference will feature plenary meetings, a graduate teaching assistant training, and a variety of workshops.
- Workshops will be directed by leading voices on pedagogy, assessment, and professional development. Participants will attend four sessions during the day, chosen from a rich menu, to share innovations and ideas about different themes in international studies pedagogy. Among the workshop themes for 2022 are: Active Learning on Ethnicity, Ethnic Discrimination, and Ethnic Conflict; Pedagogies of Metacognition; Service Learning and Human Rights Education; Using (Board) Games in International Politics Classrooms; Case Studies: A Holistic View; Going “Textbook-less”: Transitioning to OER and Cost-free Resources; and Implementing Reading Strategies: Lessons Learned and Shared. These interactive short sessions will provide hands-on experience and materials for ready application, along with opportunities for professional networking and sharing of ideas. There will also be two roundtables intended to generate discussion among colleagues about teaching and learning within ISA. They include: The Future of Teaching and Learning at ISA; and Engagement and Enhancement: Global South Perspectives on ISA Pedagogy.
- The Graduate Teaching Assistant Training session offers a hands-on learning opportunity for advanced graduate students who are instructing their own classes at their universities. Training will focus on running effective active teaching exercises, dealing with challenging situations in the classroom, assessment, and turning teaching opportunities into professional success. A certificate of participation will be provided for all attendees. Please note: there is no additional fee to participate in this session, and attendance will be capped at 25 participants.
- Plenary sessions will focus on best practices in innovative teaching and promote opportunities for collaboration and exchange. From the opening session to an evening networking reception, participants will share ideas with like-minded colleagues. A keynote presentation will foster further dialogue on best practices in active teaching and learning.