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Second, students learn to provide logical explanations for those facts, and to use those facts to construct logical explanations for other facts. The primary point of this exercise is not just to have students learn to think critically, but also to train their ability to use logic in everyday life. I believe that there is dearth of education in logic in the secondary schooling in this country, a dearth that hampers the ability of students to become better scholars and better people. Consequently I strongly believe that the teaching of causal reasoning to students should go hand in hand with a practice of logic.
I also strive to marshal a broad array of resources in my teaching. This included movies and tv-series and board-games. For example in my “The Great Powers and International Relations” course at Georgia Southern University I used the game “Diplomacy” to help students evaluate if changes in state goals lead to different state behaviors when all other attributes in a system are stable. This is an evaluation of the structural (offensive) realist claim that structure determines behavior and not state variation.