This book introduces intellectual and pedagogical issues of teaching international affairs interactively. The contributors, all scholars and teachers, explore their experiences with using cases in different national settings ( China, Japan, Australia) and in teaching American and non-American students both about other geographical areas (Barope and Asia) and global issues. The cases written for this volume are non-American centered, enabling students to examine the interdisciplinary material cross-nationally.
The contributors show how active learning strategies, specifically active case learning, have been used in different cultures and evaluate their effectiveness in the different settings. The essays illustrate the problems teachers confront in teaching American students about other regions of the world and how cases alleviate some of these difficulties.
Specific cases are presented to teachers and students for use in the classroom. These cases are uniquely interdisciplinary, requiring students to grapple with politics, economics, geography, history, and law. Teaching International Affairs with Cases is suitable for an interdisciplinary audience at both the university and secondary school level, as well as for professional schools.