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GenNation Learning Center: Celebrating Civics at the Charlotte in 2012 Kids Convention!

GenNation Learning Center: Celebrating Civics at the Charlotte in 2012 Kids Convention! | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

"At the June 2 Kids Convention, hosted by Charlotte in 2012, EpiCentre, and GenerationNation, hundreds of kids and their families spent a fun Saturday exploring civics in action."

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Survey: 41% of India's youth feel women have no choice but to accept violence - Daily News & Analysis

Survey: 41% of India's youth feel women have no choice but to accept violence - Daily News & Analysis | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Survey: 41% of India's youth feel women have no choice but to accept violence - At a time when a woman who was raped by an Uber taxi driver in Delhi is planning to sue the company with the help of a leading American lawyer, a nationwide survey...
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How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle [AUDIO]

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle [AUDIO] | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

 

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.


Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social science research suggests that racial disparities and other biased outcomes in the criminal justice system, in medicine and in professional settings can be explained by unconscious attitudes and stereotypes.


Subtle biases are linked to police cadets being more likely to shoot unarmed black men than they are unarmed white men. (Some academics have also linked the research into unconscious bias to the Trayvon Martin case.)

 

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Instilling Global Citizenship within the International School Network

Instilling Global Citizenship within the International School Network | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Promoting "global citizenship" has become a popular trend within international schools. There exist 4 major ways to develop global awareness
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Civics Instruction Moves Up in Class - Wall Street Journal

Civics Instruction Moves Up in Class - Wall Street Journal | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
After years on the back burner of the nation’s educational agenda, civics is making a comeback, with states mandating classes or assessments and a growing push for high-school seniors to pass the citizenship exam.
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44 Essential Movies for the Student of Philosophy

44 Essential Movies for the Student of Philosophy | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “philosophical film”? The Matrix, most likely, an obvious example of a movie—or franchise—that explores timeless questions: Who are we? What is reality?

Via Suvi Salo, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Reflection, Conversation, and Socratic Spaces

Reflection, Conversation, and Socratic Spaces | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Deepen students' reflective process by offering them different perspectives from which they can empathize, ask questions, and relate the answers to the world they know.
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Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Building Peaceful and Sustainable Societies: Preparing for Post-2015

Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Building Peaceful and Sustainable Societies: Preparing for Post-2015 | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
On the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO Second UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) Building peaceful and sustainable societies: preparing for post-2015 In support of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative...
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Teaching Kids to Code: An Economic & Social Justice Issue

Teaching Kids to Code: An Economic & Social Justice Issue | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Hadi Partovi launched Code.org because he wants to prepare students for the growing cluster of job skills necessary today.
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'Children Can Embrace People Power And Become Pioneers Of Social Change'

'Children Can Embrace People Power And Become Pioneers Of Social Change' | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
What does People Power mean in the age of the internet? Do we need party politics? (Our Director, Rachel Roberts, is in the @HuffPostUK talking about the @NewCitProj launch next month!
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Persuasion Techniques: The Psychology of Influence — PsyBlog

Persuasion Techniques: The Psychology of Influence — PsyBlog | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Do you want to be an agent of change? Psychological research reveals how to tip the balance in your favour.

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For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
In this lesson, we offer suggestions on how to guide students through the process when writing editorials — from brainstorming a topic to publishing their work — and all the steps in between.

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Persuasive writing tips for editors in the making!

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How to write rightly. 

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

Via Charles Fischer, Maria Margarida Correia, Alfredo Calderon, juandoming
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Fighting to bring Multiculturalism to YA, Fantasy and Science Fiction novels: Why Topics Of Social Justice Belong In Children's and Young Adult Books

Fighting to bring Multiculturalism to YA, Fantasy and Science Fiction novels: Why Topics Of Social Justice Belong In Children's and Young Adult Books | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Bringing Multiculturalism to YA, Fantasy & Science Fiction: Why Topics Of Social Justice Belong In Children's Lit: http://t.co/byo9AUfxzT
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US civics neglected in schools - The Salinas Californian

US civics neglected in schools - The Salinas Californian | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
It's crucial for citizenship yet chronically neglected in public education system
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
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Childhood, Philosophy, and the Polis: Exclusion and Resistance

It is interesting to note how, beginning far back in the history of ideas, the devaluation of childhood has paralleled a devaluation of philosophy. The correlation probably begins with a passage in Plato ́s Gorgias, where the devaluation of childhood

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Do teachers think of their classrooms as a polis and community?

 

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How To Teach All Students To Think Critically | IFLScience

How To Teach All Students To Think Critically | IFLScience | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills.
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Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster for Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Teach them young!! Great poster via @medkh9 http://t.co/DUbnM2Zl4e #education #technology #digitalcitizen http://t.co/oReHaRtvFt
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1ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ραφήνας: Μήνυμα από τους μαθητές της Ε΄ & Στ΄ τάξης

1ο Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ραφήνας: Μήνυμα από τους μαθητές της Ε΄ &  Στ΄ τάξης | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

Στ΄Η ημέρα κατά του σχολικού εκφοβισμού ήταν για μένα πολύ συγκινητική, γιατί, όπως όλοι, έχω κι εγώ συναισθήματα. Αποφάσισα, λοιπόν, να φτιάξω αυτή τη ζωγραφιά για να δείξω πως κάποιες φορές οι άνθρωποι μπορεί να χαμογελούν, αλλά αυτό δεν λέει τίποτα. Βαθιά μέσα του μπορεί να κρύβει πολλά.....

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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues Tait Coles The pedagogy popularised by E.D.Hirsch, and recently promoted by the li...

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Time travellers: please don’t kill Adolf Hitler

Time travellers: please don’t kill Adolf Hitler | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Time travellers all seem to want to kill Hitler, but this could make things worse

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Citizenship Education | Scoop.it

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