In this workshop, the presenter(s) will discuss how they approach the teaching of introductory political science courses at the post-secondary level, and how this relates to preparing secondary students to learn about politics. The workshop will discuss different approaches to analyzing power and politics, introduce resources and tools used in college classrooms, and flesh out the curricular framework for Political Studies 11 with demonstrations of course development and lesson plans.
Note: I am waiting on confirmation from two co-presenters, Dr. Valerie D'Erman from the University of Victoria (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Maryanne Cliche from Coquitlam College (MCliche@coquitlamcollege.com). They can confirm their participation in August.
Secondary Social Studies teachers
Conrad is an instructor in the Department of Political Science at Capilano University and a researcher on education policy at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. He was a consultant for the development of Political Studies 11, a new course in the BC social studies curriculum.