ICSEI Conference Workshop – Jan. 10, 2017

Research partners will be presenting a workshop on the Doing Democracy project at the ICSEI 2017 Conference this January, entitled, “Collaborating in a time of democratic change: Research and practice towards youth civic engagement in hybrid spaces”.

This workshop will engage participants in an investigation of the intersections connecting community service-learning, teacher candidate pedagogical development, and democratic education. The authors will draw on their experiences implementing a multi-sectoral collaboration (including government, non-profit, and academic partners), that engages 30 teacher candidates and over 1,000 high school students in learning around civic knowledge, political awareness, and democratic pedagogical practices. Using an inquiry-based learning approach, the workshop will offer space for participants to share perspectives and tools around partnership development for youth democratic engagement, and will offer insights into effective knowledge mobilization that supports student teachers in developing identities as civic educators and actors.