As the teaching and learning of International Relations often entails reflection and criticism of one's own culture, worldview, opinion and biases the only way to maintain a productive learning experience is to accept it as such and that this requires mutual respect and trust that both me as the teacher and the classmates would respect each other cultural, social, political and religous norms, rituals and backgrounds.
What are your beliefs regarding learning theory and specific strategies you would use, such as case studies, group work, simulations, interactive lectures? Mauro Dragone The relationship I try to achieve with my students is one of learning facilitator and point of reference and feedback.
It provides a basis for establishing whether, and how effectively, individuals are learning. How do people learn?
An engaged and questioning approach on the part of the student is to be valued and encouraged when it is based on positive interaction with the material on offer, which should actively foster this approach.
I have an ideal vision that each lecture I give will be received by students as enthusiastically as a good film they had been awaiting.
This can be witnessed when the students ask questions of me and also in classroom discussions where students will often advise each other as to the application of a particular tool or the type of evidence needed to answer a particular research question.