Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age

August 20, 2016
By Educator Innovator

“Redesigning Civic Education for the Digital Age,” a recent article in Theory and Research in Social Education, provides an overview of the core principles and practices of the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) project from two researchers at Mills College and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Executive Director of the National Writing Project.

“We believe educators play a critical role in redesigning civic education to take into account the new opportunities and challenges pertinent to educating for democracy in the digital age. In order for youth to be able to take full advantage of these opportunities and navigate the challenges and risks, educators must consider the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that youth require to participate effectively. In order to do this, we describe four core practices that are central to civic and political life in the digital age: investigation and research, dialogue and feedback, production and circulation, and mobilizing for change.”

By Erica Hodgin

Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at DML Central.