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What is Citizen Education

Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society
Education that teaches the skills to enable citizen participation.
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Citizen Education and Technology
Lesley Farmer (California State University – Long Beach, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6046-5.ch009
Technology plays a central role in current citizen education. Technology also impacts the underlying concept of citizenship since it now has to consider the digital society. This chapter examines the elements of citizen education and the factors needed to be in place for technology to facilitate citizen education. While technology affords access to information more efficiently than ever before, it also requires additional skills. For technology to play out its role effectively, educators need to design instruction for citizen curriculum that offers technology-enhanced interactive learning and socially rich learning environments. Several examples of good practice of incorporating technology into citizen education conclude the chapter.
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Process that aims to integrate citizens into the society to which they belong in a participatory, purposeful and effective way, by learning a series of knowledge, skills and attitudes.
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