Teaching political science in the age of internationalisation: A survey of local and international students

Ying-ho KWONG, Yee Hang Mathew WONG

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Abstract

This article explores the issue of internationalisation in the teaching of political science at universities. We first provide an overview of the mix of courses in terms of geographical focus offered by high-ranking political science departments. Second, with survey data from students, we assess the factors affecting their attitudes towards area-specific and general politics courses. The results indicate that, compared to local students who prefer local politics courses, international students are most interested in those with a mid-range scope such as those containing cross-case comparisons. This paper encourages integrating comparative elements even in area-specific politics courses to enhance student engagement. Copyright © 2022 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGlobalisation, Societies and Education
Early online date06 Nov 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 06 Nov 2022

Citation

Kwong, Y.-H., & Wong, M. Y. H. (2022). Teaching political science in the age of internationalisation: A survey of local and international students. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14767724.2022.2142766

Keywords

  • Internationalisation
  • Teaching
  • Political science curriculum
  • Cross-case comparisons
  • Hong Kong
  • China

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