Each Threshold Learning Outcome (TLO) below has been divided into a number of subtopics. Those subtopics are expanded by looking at 3 specific questions:
- What do first year politics students need to know and do in order to set them on their way to meet the TLOs in their third year?
- What are the barriers to student learning?
- What teaching strategies can we use to help students overcome these barriers?
The Good Practice Guide: First Year Politics has an overview of this website and specific strategies for teaching Politics in first year. Download it here.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the nature and significance of politics and governance.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of differences in political systems and the contexts in which they operate.
- Apply concepts and theories used in the study of political science to the analysis of interests, ideas, institutions and political behaviour.
- Critically evaluate different interpretations of political phenomena.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the different research methods used to investigate political phenomena.
- Demonstrate the capacity to use the different research methods used to investigate political phenomena.
- Demonstrate the capacity to develop evidence-based argument and evaluation.
- Gather, organise and use evidence from a variety of secondary and primary sources.
- Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems.
- Communicate effectively in oral and written work.
- Recognise the importance of ethical standards of conduct in the research and analysis of politics.