Teaching of politics

Mandatory Indigenous Studies Classes: A Debate over the Role of Universities

Over on the Northern Public Affairs blog, there is a great piece on some of the dangers of instituting mandatory Indigenous Studies courses at the university level.  

For me, the key theme in the essay is the role of universities.  Should they be places that challenge students to question their beliefs? Or should they be places that reinforce certain dogmas?

Teaching Canadian Federalism: A "Flipped Classroom" Lesson Plan

My goal in PO 263, which is the introductory course on Canadian political institutions, is to add one new active learning unit every year I teach it.  Last year, I introduced a flipped classroom activity on the Supreme Court of Canada, which I've blogged about previously and will be using again in two weeks.