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Reframing Learning and Mobile | Civic Tripod -
Civic learning? Of course, learning is necessary to prepare for effective participation in public life, just as learning is necessary for all human development. Learning needs for civic life are incredibly diverse – ranging from making better political evaluations, to how to organize volunteers online, to the skills of advocacy for social justice. Compared to past decades, it may be increasingly necessary to approach “civic learning” as a lifelong endeavor, as the tools of activism and organizing continue to shift and become more prominent online. Consider the breadth of civic learning in terms of its goals: some organizations insist on systematic social change and teach activism, while others exclusively desire civic engagement and seek to foster dutiful responsibility (Bennett, Wells, & Rank, 2009). The rise of videogames parallels a general expansion of the activities that are considered civic — from political consumerism, to fan protest (Study on the State of Young People and Yout -
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