Military Education Working Group Papers

International Sociological Association RC01

Research Committee 1 (RC01) on armed forces and conflict resolution offered several panels relevant to military education at the 2018 conference in Toronto, Canada. The following papers and presentations are posted with permission of the authors. 

Last, D. (2018) Introducing a Discussion of Professional Military Education. Notes for a Roundtable at the Canadian Forces College with members of ISA Research Committee 01.

Last, D. (2018) Academic Support for PME: Notes from RC01 International Sociological Association. Toronto, ISA, 13-20 July 2018.

Holistic Professional Formation

This recently released study of holistic professional formation at the Canadian Forces College is based on interviews and survey data among students of the mid-career Joint Command and Staff Program (JCSP) and the National Security Program (NSP) for senior officers.

Faculty Development Menu, prepared by Defence Education Enhancement Program, March 2017

Abstracts for ISMS 2018 Conference

WG9 Military Education

This does not reflect the final program for the conference.


Panel 1 – focus on teaching and learning in the classroom 

 KonstantinaPanagiotidou, The Course of Decision Theory in Curriculum at the Hellenic Army Academy 

MilenaPalczewska, Polemology - Area of Research on Wars and Armed Conflicts

Kamila Trochowska,Soft Skills for Security and Defense: Cross-Cultural Competence and Beyond

Sayaka Kamio, Japan, Corpus-based vocabulary lists in military to learn English for the STANAG 6001

Panel 2 focus on institutional responses and responsibilities 

Toms Rostoks, Strategic Culture and Professional Military Education in Latvia

 Nathan W. Toronto, Learning Military Power: Military Education and Battlefield Effectiveness

Emilia Sercan, Institutional Responses to Plagiarism in Doctoral Dissertations. A Case Study of the Romanian Military Universities

Nuno Alberto Rodrigues Santos Loureiro, Mariana Gaio Alves, Transfer of Training: A Longitudinal Study in The Portuguese Armed Forces

Panel 3 focus on institutional interactions with society and the international environment (in-s)

Nebojsa Nikolic, Symbiosis of Defence Research and Education in Response to the Future Security Challenges

Dorota Domalewska, International Migration as a Societal Security Challenge and Polish School Responses to This Phenomenon: An Empirical Study

Ilona Urych, About Civilian Military Education in Secondary Schools in Poland. An Empirical Study

 Jolanta Wasilewska-Łaszczuk, Through the Art of Teaching in the Newest Reality to The Graduates’ Sense of Security 

Round table – Resources and programs for professional military education

How can the Handbook of Military Sciences project enhance military education? Can the project take advantage of communities of practice and networks of learning within and outside the ISMS?  Can collaborative higher-education programs develop and enhance knowledge of military sciences? 

Round tables can take any form that is useful to the participants in the working group, and will be organized at the discretion of the working group chair. Chairs may also decide to forego the roundtable option in order to allow participation in other panels. 

While the traditional panel involves presentations followed by questions and answers, a roundtable will normally be more interactive, and involve the audience as well as the people on the roundtable, in a free-flowing discussion like a seminar.