A Unit Plan of One's Own: Digital Pedagogy for Critical Citizenship

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2015-12-17

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Jackson, Bryan

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This project addresses the trend toward political disengagement prevalent in Canadian youth and posits that a new approach to citizenship curriculum could create the contexts for a renewed potential in our pluralist democracy. By adopting a framework of citizenship as shared fate, the project presents a malleable unit plan offering potential for a critical citizenship curriculum that may be supplemented by the use of digital tools on the open web. By supplementing the physical classroom space with open publishing platforms, the project presents a framework for unit planning in the service of pluralist ideals.

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critical pedagogy, digital citizenship, citizenship education, digital pedagogy, open learning, open education, student blogging, critical praxis, critical citizenship, citizenship as shared fate, multicultural education, emergent epistemology, enlightenment, critical ontology, constructivism, connectivism, personal cyberinfrastructure, transformative learning, public sphere

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