Costel CalinCostel Calin
Part-time faculty
Department of Philosophy and Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences

In-class Debates: A Valuable Tool for Improving Critical Thinking (2011 and 2012 project)
This study examined the learning impact of in-class debates as an instructional strategy in a number of political science courses and also in QU 301 seminars. More precisely, it analyzed how much in-class debates cultivated the active engagement of students and foster teamwork, mastery of the content and the development of critical thinking, oral and written communication skills.

Conference Presentations

  • Calin, C. and Prins, B. 2012. Experienced Leaders at the White House: Less Trouble in the World?  (Panel on How Should We Assess Leaders' Decision Making?) International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, April, 2012. (http://www.isanet.org/annual_convention/)
  • Calin, C. and Vanc, A. 2012. U.S. Public Diplomacy in Eastern Europe: Struggling for Coherence? (Panel on Public Diplomacy 2.0). International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, April, 2012. (http://www.isanet.org/annual_convention/)
  • Calin, C. 2013. Teaching Globalization: Assessing the Impact of In-Class Debates on Student Learning. International Studies Association Annual Convention, San Francisco CA, April 3-6, 2013.

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