Danielle Allen, Chaebong Nam, and Adam Strom

Danielle Allen is the Director at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and professor in Harvard’s Department of Government and Graduate School of Education. She is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Chaebong Nam is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Department of Government. Originally from South Korea, she taught social studies in a Seoul middle school; her research interests revolve around youth civic-political engagement, participatory action research, and community informatics. Adam Strom is the Director of Scholarship and Innovation for Facing History and Ourselves.

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Choosing to Participate in a Digital World

Posted by Danielle Allen, Chaebong Nam, and Adam Strom on November 1, 2016

For 40 years, Facing History and Ourselves has had the opportunity to challenge young people to reflect on the moral choices they face in their own lives. Inspired by what they have learned, many of those students look for ways in which they can make a positive difference in their classrooms, communities, and world. The Facing History journey ends with a reflection on "Choosing to Participate." But, what does it mean to choose to participate in a digital world in which participatory practices using digital tools are increasingly being used to take on the work of traditional institutions? We believe the Youth and Participatory Politics Action Frame can serve as a model to guide young people to reflect on the moral and ethical choices they face in their desire to make a difference.

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Topics: Social Media, Choosing to Participate, Teaching Strategy, Teaching Strategies

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