Steve KennerDirk Lange

Citizenship Awareness, Political Learning and Participation in the Digitized World


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Based on the importance of digital media and social networks in the everyday life of young people, this paper combines approaches from citizenship studies with learning theory approaches on citizen awareness. Th e relationship between digital experiences and its analogue refl ections for the development of individual citizenship awareness is emphasized. Finally, consequences for political learning processes in the digitized world are deduced.

citizenship education, acts of citizenship, digital acts, participation, citizenship awareness, digitalization