About the Course

An introduction to the foundational concepts related to educating for democracy,  and their relationship to the broader aims of education. Reflect on the on the health of our democracy, and identify current strengths and weaknesses. Explore research and literature in the field that demonstrates civic learning’s importance, core elements, and impact. Learn about the ways in which civic learning has changed in the digital age and how civic education must be redesigned to attend to the new opportunities and challenges. Discuss various models and approaches for integrating high-quality civic learning in educational settings, and implement your own lesson or project.

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