Accession Number : AD1003669

Title :   Space-Policy Education: Contexts and Constraints, Content and Methodology

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Air Force Research Institute Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Rauhala,Dwight

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Report Date : 20 Apr 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : During a visit to Washington, DC, several months ago, a colleague and I met with Dr. Dana Johnson at the Department of State.1 The course of our discussion included policy-related issues as they pertain to US space activities. Near the conclusion of our meeting, Dr. Johnson, an adjunct professor at George Washington and Georgetown universities, asked, How do you teach space policy Her question made me think about the various teaching methodologies we use at the National Security Space Institute (NSSI), particularly during the policy-strategy block of instruction within the Space 300 curriculum. 2 It also gave rise to the question, Do we teach the right things effectively? Ive attended a number of forums regarding education and space-related topics but have never participated in a forum dedicated to the discussion of space-policy education. I contacted Dr. Peter Hays and asked whom we might invite to such a discussion. 3 Among the academics recommended by Hays (and Johnson) was Dr.Scott Pace, director of George Washington Universitys Space Policy Institute, who offered up his venue for a round table discussion.

Descriptors :   space transportation , education , security , learning , courses(education) , policies , planning , teaching methods , training , students

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE