IPSA NEWS, May 2020

IPSA NEWS - May 2020
The revised procedures and timelines for the 26th IPSA World Congress to be held in Lisbon 10-14 July 2021, are now available on the World Congress website.
If you have already registered to the 2020 World Congress, your registration will be carried forward to 2021 along with any role(s) you may have in the program.
To express our appreciation for your ongoing support and participation, we are pleased to offer a complimentary one-year IPSA membership to all IPSA members who maintain their registration. This bonus year will be added to your current IPSA membership after 15 October 2020.
If you decide to cancel your participation, please do so by emailing us at wc2021@ipsa.org before 15 October 2020. Please check our refund policy page.
1 September - 20 October 2020
Did you miss the deadline to submit to the 26th IPSA World Congress in Lisbon? Do you have a new research paper or a panel idea that you want to see happen at the World Congress?
IPSA is pleased to open an additional Call for Proposals from 1 September to 20 October 2020 to give the opportunity for new participants to take part in the 2021 IPSA Congress.
We accept new and revised Paper and Closed Panel proposals to the following sessions:
  • Research Committees (RC)
  • General Sessions (GS)
  • Local Organizing Committee Sessions (LOC)
Please note that due to the high volume of proposals already scheduled in the Program, we will not be able to accommodate more open panels.
Following the Lisbon World Congress postponement to 2021, we are pleased to present IPSA members with a special offer to get a bonus year of IPSA Membership.
Everyone who registers for the IPSA World Congress 2021 by 15 October 2020 will receive a bonus one-year IPSA membership. This bonus year will come into effect after the expiration date of your current IPSA membership.
To benefit from this offer, you will first need to become an IPSA member if you are not currently one. The bonus year of membership will be added upon Congress registration.
1. Call for Nominations
Deadline: 25 May 2020
Nominations are sought to help establish a small group of experts that will represent the Council for an international alliance around COVID-19 education.Self-nominations are accepted.
2. Contributions to the Human Development Report
Deadline: 31 May 2020
The Human Development Report has been influential in broadening the scope of the concept of development by pointing decision makers to the multi-dimensional nature of development. The ISC and the UNDP are encouraging the community to add your voice to the discussion by responding to a global call for inputs.
3. Global Science TV – Call to participate in the Public Value of Science project
The ISC is starting a pilot program in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science called Global Science TV as one aspect of the Public Value of Science project in the ISC Action Plan. The project will consist of 15-minute online TV programs.
Deadline: 30 September 2020
International Political Science Review (IPSR) is inviting proposals for a special issue in 2021. Prospective guest editors of a special issue should submit proposals to ipsr.journal@gmail.com by 30 September 2020.
Special issues should be devoted to a theme of general interest to the discipline, relevant across different regions and sub-fields. Prospective guest editors should avoid themes that are too close to topics of recent special issues. IPSR tries to achieve a higher representation of female authors. Consequently, we value gender-balanced proposals.
IPSR's submission criteria
Special issues must include a substantial introduction of c. 6000 words, as well as six to eight articles (up to 8,000 words each).
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: From students who consider starting a degree in Political Science to professors and lecturers who wish to enrich their existing courses, or anyone interested in a better understanding of the challenges facing contemporary democracies.
Authored by some of the most outstanding academics in the IPSA community, IPSAMOOCs are a joint project from IPSA and Federica WebLearning, the Centre devoted to innovation, experimentation and dissemination of multimedia distance learning at the University of Naples Federico II.
IPSAMOOCs are available to all IPSA members, who may select single or selected modules from a wide range of courses format, such as interactive coursebooks, fully online or flipped classroom delivery mode. Students can study the content asynchronously before attending live virtual classes to explore the topic and related issues 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
19-20 October 2020
Moscow, Russia
Call for Papers
8-10 November 2020
Launceston, Australia
Deadline: 15 July 2020
Deadline: 15 June 2020
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Get a bonus year of membership by registering to the 2021 World Congress by 15 October 2020
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
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 coronavirus 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: 22.05.20