Welcome to siteTeaching The Practice of Politicsa free resource site for academics wanting to teach The Practice of Politics. It explains why you should consider teaching the course, what topics can be covered, and how it can be assessed. It also offers a wide range of teaching resources, power-point slides, workshop handouts, workshop preparation, group exercises, assessment details; and material such as adverts for jobs in politics, links to media and practitioner articles and videos and relevant academic literature.


International invitations to give a talk about teaching the practice of politics

  • Lees-Marshment, J (2017) ‘Teaching politics and employability’ presentation to the Public Policy Network annual conference, Flinders University, 31 January, by skype
  • The Practising Politics Group within the biggest political science association in the world, APSA, the American Political Science Association, in September 2017, by skype


Grants awarded

SEED grant ‘Embedding Writing for Employability in Arts’, with Jennifer Frost Principal Investigator, 2016-7


Internal Discussion document


Internal presentations

  • Lees-Marshment, J (2016) ‘Embedding Employability in the ARTS BA’, Presentation to the Faculty of Arts, October 12
  • ‘The employability work stream as part of the BA Renewal Project’ talk to the Faculty of Arts senior professional staff managers, December 2016
  • Cleland Alison and J Lees-Marshment (2015) and I presented ‘Fixing the hole in your programme: real world teaching,’ presentation to the University Teaching and Learning Showcase, University of Auckland


External presentations

  • Lees-Marshment, J (2016) ‘Teaching the Practice of Politics: what, how and why we can teach employability in political sciences’, New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference, University of Waikato
  • Organiser, Teaching Politics Panel at the 2014 NZPSA (NZ Political studies association) conference Connecting study to work: The importance and ease of teaching practical politics in political science degrees; included presentations from myself, Annette Keogh (Library and Learning services): Catherine Stephens (Careers): Jennifer Curtin (Politics): and Julie MacArthur (Politics).


Accessing Teaching The Practice of Politics

Visit the ‘Practice of Politics’ website: coursesites.com/s/_TeachingPracticeofPolitics and click ‘Browse as a guest’. You can then read the open access pages on why you might consider teaching it, what the course is about, and teaching notes organised under four parts: Part 1 Working in Politics; Part 2 Careers in Politics; Part 3 Effective Practice in Politics and Part 4 Ethical Practice in Politics

To access the teaching resources return to the website: coursesites.com/s/_TeachingPracticeofPolitics and click Self-Enrol. If you already have a CourseSites account, you can choose to log in with your existing account, or you can create a new account. Either way, you will be automatically enrolled in the course and the teaching resources will be available in the left hand navigation.

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