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- Oct 2018
We propose “connected civics” as a form of learning that mobilizes young people’sdeeply felt interests and identities in the service of achieving the kind of civic voice andinfluence that is characteristic of participatory politics. Of course there is nothing newabout the idea that interest, affinity, and identity are drivers of political action, but toooften when it comes to learning, we can default to civic educational experiences that failto tap the kinds of cultural practices young people produce through their everyday sym-bolic expression
Does this feel different than Civics learning from your own middle or high school classes?