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  1. Apr 2022
    1. The teaching of civics has dwindled since the 1960s—a casualty of political polarization

      So the lack of civics lamented above is not caused by the global cultural studies that happened? There could be both, right?

  2. Oct 2018
    1. We propose “connected civics” as a form of learning that mobilizes young people’sdeeply felt interests and identities in the service of achieving the kind of civic voice andinfluence that is characteristic of participatory politics. Of course there is nothing newabout the idea that interest, affinity, and identity are drivers of political action, but toooften when it comes to learning, we can default to civic educational experiences that failto tap the kinds of cultural practices young people produce through their everyday sym-bolic expression

      Does this feel different than Civics learning from your own middle or high school classes?

  3. Apr 2017
    1. Within these connections, there is the opportunity to educate, empower, and advocate for all learners, and for each other.

      See Networked Narratives course for one way forward .... NetNarr

    2. Participating in networked publics involves the need to better understand the challenges of participating and socializing in these online spaces.

      Yep. We don't teach this ... very much.

    3. We often speak to ourselves using a terminology and jargon that is unfamiliar and unwelcoming to a citizen who has not spent time in a graduate or doctoral program.

      Which creates social and class divisions ... this played out in our US election

    4. A perfect storm has erupted around the ways in which networked publics consume and critique information online.

      More .. imperfect storm ...

  4. Feb 2017