Tag: International Relations
Neil Ferguson‘s mis-adventures in gaming are highlighted on Richard Mehlinger’s blog on HASTAC in a a post which reinforces the dangers of non-gamers getting swept up by the gee-whiz of digital games. I’ve always been wary of digital games for teaching, which is why I’ve always used old fashion non-digital gameÂ playÂ and design in my history […]
Gaming Reality History
TeachingÂ contemporaryÂ International Relations with in-class simulations is sometimesÂ challengingÂ when the simulationÂ scenarioÂ may be radically changed by what is happening in the real world, but that is theÂ challengeÂ my HI3112Â InternationalÂ Organisations students are dealing with this week in thisÂ termsÂ conference game on the Horn OfÂ Africa/Arab Spring. “Upstairs” literally as well asÂ figuratively, the MA class are dealing with the problems of designing a […]
Reworking Courses 2011
The best time to plan next years courses is right after this year’s end and I am already sketching out some revisions to my options for the coming year. Some old assessments are going, some new stuff is in and one course is going in reverse.
Another Semester, Another Simulation
My International Organisations course, which is heavily simulation based, has reached the end of another run, and the end of course discussion, I shared a few thoughts on it with my students, and some of their ideas are flowing back from that.While my reflections are fresh (and for the benefit of the snowbound who missed […]
Global Responsibilty to Protect – at a cost
I found a new, important journal in international affairsÂ called Global Responsibility to ProtectÂ which I an strongly recommend no one uses or cites because of it has chosen to buy into a dying model of academic publication. Read on and I’ll explain why I have problems with payingÂ $35 for an article.