Category Archives: Citizenship

Invocación ciudadana y política educativa

Podemos decir que nuestra vía a la democracia post dictadura ha estado de manera importante sustentada en un temor al desacuerdo, permaneciendo, de manera invariables, procedimientos e instituciones excluyentes, pero que tienen la virtud de darle estabilidad al régimen político, … Continue reading

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The governance of problems: puzzling, powering, participation

Policy analysis usually gives more attention to problem-solving than problem finding and there is a real threat of mismatch between problem perceptions by citizens and problem definition by their elected and appointed policy makers. Contemporary democracies need to develop a … Continue reading

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User-Created-Content – Supporting a Participative Information Society

Read There are at least six reasons why User Created Content is relevant for a participative information society: • First of all, the amount of user created content is growing quickly and is starting to become a substitute for other … Continue reading

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Identity, Communities and Citizenship

This Report addresses three overlapping and interlocking domains; identity, community and citizenship. The Challenge will also explore the intersection of identity and community, and identity and citizenship, and the ways in which changing technologies are likely to impact all. Common … Continue reading

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Communities and Citizenship – paths for engagement

Read This paper deals with current issues in the constitution and maintenance of communities and the effect on notions of citizenship and public engagement. This review looks at a number of studies concerned with the building of communities and the … Continue reading

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Social Purpose and Creativity – integrating learning in the real world

Read Professor Mike Neary, in his opening keynote, gave a helpful and thought-provoking exploration of the role and purpose of universities in the modern world and the experience that they offer students in terms of intellectual and social development. He … Continue reading

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Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia: The Eclipse of Democratic Formative Culture

Imposed amnesia is the modus operandi of the current moment. Not only is historical memory now sacrificed to the spectacles of consumerism, celebrity culture, hyped-up violence and a market-driven obsession with the self, but the very formative culture that makes … Continue reading

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Education for the People – Concepts of Grundtvig, Tagore, Gandhi and Freire

Read A very long distance lies between the State of Bengal, India and Denmark.  Similarly, Brazil and India are separated by two oceans and the African continent. Accordingly, it seems a daring enterprise to embark upon a project which aims … Continue reading

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