IPSA Newletter, April 2020

IPSA NEWS - April 2020
10-14 JULY 2021
In light of current public health measures taken worldwide, the IPSA Executive Committee, in consultation with the Local Organizing Committee in Portugal and the Program Co-chairs, decided to postpone the 2020 IPSA World Congress to 10-14 July 2021. The Congress venue, Nova University in Lisbon, will remain the same.
All accepted papers and panels remain in the 2021 program. We encourage all our delegates to keep their paper and panel submissions in the program. More information will be posted by 30 April 2020 on the IPSA Congress website and on our social media accounts.
Current registrations to the 2020 World Congress are valid for the 2021 World Congress. All registered participants will receive an email regarding the status of their registration by 30 April 2020, providing information on how to confirm or cancel their current participation to the Congress in July 2021.
In compliance with the recommended measures issued by the Governments of Canada and Québec, the Secretariat offices in Montréal will be temporarily closed until 4 May 2020.
Our staff is working remotely like so many of you and can be reached by email. They will be happy to assist you if you have any questions.
We encourage our members to be vigilant in these challenging times and extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of you for your understanding. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.
Please feel free to contact our team using the following addresses:
JUNE 2021
Montréal, Canada
Following official recommendations about COVID-19, IPSA and Concordia University decided to postpone the first IPSA-Concordia Summer School in Applied Diplomacy to June 2021. IPSA and Concordia University’s main concern is to guarantee the health and well-being of our students.
The new dates of the 2021 Summer School and a new call for application will be announced in the coming months on our websites. The educational program and course outline will not change.
For more information, please visit the Summer School page on the Concordia University website.
Any particular inquiries can be sent to: ipsasummerschool@concordia.ca
St. Peterburg, Russia
Organized by IPSA and the National Research University Higher School of Economics, the 4th Annual IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political and Social Research postponed to August 2021.
IPSA-HSE offers a series of workshops, each related to one of the cutting-edge techniques in political and social research. Students will take short introductory courses as well as general methodological courses.
The IPSA-HSE School is open to all BA, MA, and Ph.D. students, as well as faculty members and other professionals. The School will interest anyone involved in research activities in social sciences, politics, international relations, public administration, and related areas.
In a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has reshaped traditional teaching methods and online teaching and learning tools have become crucial. In these challenging days, IPSAMOOCs are an essential tool for many IPSA members: students who are considering or starting a degree in Political Science; professors and lecturers at any level, who can innovatively complement their existing courses; anyone interested in a better understanding of the challenges facing contemporary democracies.
Authored by some of the most outstanding academics in the IPSA community, IPSAMOOC is a joint project from IPSA and Federica WebLearning. The Center devoted to innovation, experimentation and dissemination of multimedia distance learning at the University of Naples Federico II.
Any IPSA member can use IPSAMOOCs, single or selected modules from diverse IPSA MOOCs, as the interactive coursebook for their course, or as a companion to their regular course content, as part of a fully online, flipped classroom delivery mode. Students can study the content asynchronously and then, synchronous time in the virtual classroom can be used to explore the topic and related issues with the students in more depth.
Course List
Comparative Political Systems: This course analyzes the different forms of government, their structure and role, the assets and liabilities of the different institutional structures and approaches and the effectiveness of different democratic regimes.
Contemporary Issues in World Politics: This course reviews the driving forces of International Politics. It first describes the post-World War II international order before moving on to look at its breakdown and resultant transformation.
Democracy and Autocracy: This course aims to analyze why and how democratic regimes emerge from autocratic regimes, as well as why and how democratic regression or democratic breakdown takes place.
Understanding Political Concepts: This MOOC teaches conceptual thinking and elementary theory-building through Hyperpolitics, an interactive dictionary for understanding and working with the most central concepts in Political Science.
Comparative Research Designs and Methods: This course provides an introduction and overview of systematic comparative analysis in the Social Sciences and shows you how to use this method for constructive explanation and theory building.
Global Politics: The course explores global order and local disorders to explain why International Studies in the West are moving towards a planetary approach to World Politics.
Introducción a la teoría política: This course aims to present the history of political theory from its beginnings with Plato to the work of Jurgen Habermas.
Individually these form indispensable chunks of insight into the changing nature of democracy and other contemporary political issues. Together the first five courses form a core curriculum that provides useful food for thought and discussion in these turbulent times. IPSAMOOC XSeries and courses are available on the edX platform.
IPSAPortal and Federica Weblearning: ipsamooc@federica.eu
Events, Jobs, Call for Proposals
23-26 September 2020
Call for Papers
21-23 September 2020
Sydney, Australia
Deadline: 3 May 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: 10 June 2020
IPSA Members' Latest Releases
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Explore the many advantages and services of becoming an IPSA member and renew your membership for 2020 now. Your involvement with IPSA is crucial to furthering our mission to promote the advancement of political science throughout the world.
IPSA Membership Benefits
1. Register for IPSA World Congress 2021 in Lisbon, on 10-14 July.
2. Connect with the IPSA Community
3. Promote your Work
4. Take part in IPSA Research Committees
5. Access to Online Publications
6. Past Conferences Proceedings Library
Since it first appeared in China, the corona virus has gradually forced 1.5 billion students to stay home, 91% of the world’s total according to UNESCO. Within three months, many education institutions from K-12 to university had to move from classrooms to virtual environments and methods and results have differed from case to case. Although video conferencing software platforms provide a temporary solution to the online transition that respect existing classroom programs, it has been widely recognized that emergency remote teaching and online learning are not the same. Teachers and learners alike need different skills and competences to successfully deal with the changing formats, activities, roles and interactions in the online environment. Using, or re-using, MOOCs offers an amazing opportunity to create structured online courses with a balance of quality asynchronous content and synchronous seminar and feedback time.
To support the IPSA community of professors and students as they marshal an almost real-time response to the call for online learning, we share some useful links to help to teach and learn through quality open educational resource. (e-learning on the IPSAPortal)
How to Teach Online
For those who would like to learn how to design their online course with OER, they can follow courses like Virtual Teacher Specialization University of California, Irvine; Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Introduction to Student Assessment Commonwealth Education Trust; How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students on FutureLearn; Designing with Open Educational Resources (OER) on edX, the Harvard and MIT platform; and these courses provided by the European Schoolnet Academy network, aimed at professional teacher training. For the more adventurous, it is also possible to exploit the potential of tools aimed at creating open textbooks, such as PressBook and The Open Faculty Patchbook.
How to Learn Online
To better understand the framework in which the MOOC movement, and some of the most influential methods for online learning, has been developed, one important tool is the course Connectivism and Learning, by Stephen Downes, the American pioneer of e-learning, who together with George Siemens started the MOOC phenomenon in 2008. To experience the challenges of learning online, there are courses like How to Learn Online by edX and Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects by Barbara Oakley and Terry Sejnowsky, the most followed MOOC in the field with more than 2 million enrollments.
More than 15,000 courses from 1,000 universities, with more than 110 million students on board at the beginning of 2020, are available on the major platforms. Several are useful for Political Science. The Coursera platform offers a range of relevant courses like Moral Foundations of Politics  from Yale, Understanding International Relations Theory from Russian National Research School of Economics, Chinese Politics (part 1 and part 2) from Hong Kong Business School, plus more courses on GlobalisationEconomic growth and Stability. Coursera is also extending free certification in some of these courses until the end of May 2020. Futurelearn, the British platform, provides access to courses like Propaganda and Ideology in everyday life from the University of Nottingham and the British Library, Global Resource Politics from the Hanyang University, Religion and Conflict from the University of Groningen and Religion, Radicalization, Resilience from the European University Institute.
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Опубликовано: 27.04.20