Teaching Politics: Power and Process in Tutorials

Stokes G. (1990) Teaching Politics: Power and Process in Tutorials. Australian Journal of Political Science, 25 1: 131-138. doi:10.1080/00323269008402111


Author Stokes G.
Title Teaching Politics: Power and Process in Tutorials
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1363-030X
Publication date 1990-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00323269008402111
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 131
End page 138
Total pages 8
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This paper offers lecturers and tutors a number of reflections upon practical strategies for improving the quality of tutorial teaching in the discipline of politics. It is assumed that a great deal of relevant learning can result from active and informed student discussion in small group tutorials, and that this is a commendable educational goal. Course organization and content will be considered in relation to how they may promote conditions for critical discussion between students. Particular attention, however, is directed to group process and the topics of fear and safety, power and authority, group norms, the 'warm up', group discussion techniques and closure. It is argued that tutorial teaching founded upon the use and adaptation of basic principles of group process can foster more open capacities for learning among students.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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