Active Learning

Jeffrey Lantis is an internationally recognized leader in active teaching and learning innovations. Lantis recently served as Chair of the International Studies Association (ISA) Innovative Pedagogy Conference program, and he organizes and leads conferences for teacher-scholars across the United States. As past President of the Active Learning in International Affairs (ALIAS) Section of the ISA (2003-2004), Lantis has also published extensively on pedagogical innovations. He serves as co-editor of the flagship ISA journal International Studies Perspectives, which features articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning (2020-2025).

In 2020, Lantis received the Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award from the Active Learning Section of the ISA, and in 2010, he was honored as co-recipient (with Matthew Krain and Kent Kille) of the Deborah J. Gerner Innovative Teaching Award. From 2010-2012, Lantis also served on the Program Committee for the American Political Science Association’s Annual Teaching and Learning Conference.

     With Krain and Kille, Lantis has also designed and led Active Teaching and Learning Workshops at the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; The University of Rosario, Bogota, Colombia; Moscow State Institute for International Relations, Russia (MGIMO-University); and the Institute for International Relations, University of Brasilia. Workshop sessions addressed the philosophy behind active teaching and learning and techniques including role-playing simulations, structured debates, case studies, policy-making exercises, the use of Internet technology, and teaching with film.  These workshops helped to establish larger communities of teacher-scholars in international studies from institutions across Russia, Australia, and Latin America.



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