what kind of politics are we doing when we teach politics? what does how we understand politics mean for how we teach it?
if we are to take seriously new ways of knowing and new objects of knowledge in our research, then these must radically reconfigure the politics classroom.
if we reject abstract and large-scale political analysis in favour of practice, ethnography and the everyday in our research, then we should reject abstract knowledge 'delivery' by the expert lecturer.
instead, like research, learning about politics should begin with practice.
there must be many ways to do this. our way is to use collaborative case-based teaching and learning.
what we're teaching in 2014-2015:
- 'Policy Work'. Masters in Public Policy core course, University of Edinburgh.
what we've taught previously:
- 'Political Work: the practices of policy making'. Postgraduate course. 2013. Instituted for Advanced Studies, University of Vienna.
We ask our students to go out and conduct their own case studies of 'doing politics'. Read some our students' essays.
we also work with political actors, practitioners and workers of various kinds to develop new ways of knowing and doing politics. Get in touch for more details.