Dr Nick Turnbull

Lecturer in Politics

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Teaching

Supervision areas:

I welcome inquiries from graduate students about supervising their research in the following areas: governance and public policy, interpretive political studies, political communication and political rhetoric.

Undergraduate courses:

  • Political Communication: Language and Power POLI30842

Postgraduate courses:

  • Rhetoric in Politics POLI60242
  • Comparative Political Analysis POLI60301
  • Philosophy of Politics Research POLI70771

 

 

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Teaching Ethos

My teaching ethos is centred around problem-based learning. I provide students with theoretical and empirical research and set up questions for them to answer. I include a large component of group work in seminars through which students work together, with me, to debate complex problems and consider potential solutions. The aim is to allow students to practice what they learn and to learn through that practice. The problems students take on in class are the most contemporary and vital questions in political science through a creative combination of research and students' own efforts.