Welcome to the information page for our monthly Twitter Hour #DefResChat

Join us for our next #TwitterHour on 18/10/2023 at 20:00 as we discuss the theme of 'Teaching Defence, Military and Security Studies'. The questions we'll be asking are:

1. What are the key challenges of teaching topics about defence, military and security in a university classroom?
2. Within the context of teaching topics about defence, military and security, can you share some examples of how you've created an inclusive and diverse classroom environment?
3. How can technology be leveraged to enhance the teaching and learning experience? Are there any examples of innovative methods that you use in the classroom?
4. Can you recommend any good resources (blogs, journal articles, podcasts etc.) for someone who'd like to find out more about teaching methods?

For past #TwitterHours, please see our newsletter archives where the highlights are shared each month!

To foster continuous professional development and support to researchers within the defence community we are hosting a monthly #TwitterHour dedicated to defence research topics. A #TwitterHour allows instant connection to the defence research community and beyond, engaging around a range of topics which we hope will be thought provoking.

Once a month (usually the second or third Wednesday at 20:00) we will host an online discussion linked to our monthly theme. Four questions will frame the discussion. Answers will be linked through participant inclusion of @DefenceResNet and #DefResChat (so make sure you add that to your answers!).

How to Participate:

Prior to the #TwitterHour, the four questions will be posted here.

At 20:00, the first question will be posted on Twitter with subsequent questions following every 15 minutes for the following hour.

Questions will stimulate responses from different Twitter users, the idea is that you engage with the responses that resonate with you to stimulate conversations in many different directions. This can be fast paced as there may be a flurry of responses, but the more you engage the more manageable we hope it will be. You do not need to respond to every tweet or question please engage on the topics that you enjoy and are interested in!

Please be sure all your replies include @DefenceResNet and the #DefResChat hashtag so that all users can see your responses and to make sure that all tweets are linked.

NB: If your Twitter account is usually protected (i.e., if you have a padlock next to your handle), people will not be able to see your tweets. Be sure to turn this protection off if you would like people to interact with you!

Visit the Twitter Hour Archive to see all our past DefResChats!