Monthly Archives: January 2019

insights from the k-12 civic education System Map

Facebook46 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 47For CivXNow, we recently created a System Map of k-12 civics. Perhaps the greatest value of the map is that we didn’t decide what was on it or how things fit together. More than 7,500 people co-created … Continue reading

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The American Political Science Association Institute for Civically Engaged Research (ICER) at Tisch College this summer

Facebook29 Twitter2 Google+0Total: 31June 17-22, 2019 Background and Purpose Scholars in many disciplines are grappling with how to produce rigorous scholarship that addresses significant social challenges in collaboration with communities, organizations, and agencies. They strive to learn from non-academics, to benefit from the research … Continue reading

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Brag, Cave and Crow: a contribution to game theory

Facebook9 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 10Game theory models interactions by presenting the “players” as people (or organizations) who face choices, and the outcome as the result of how they each choose. In conflictual circumstances, the players can choose between the option that … Continue reading

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a public university as civic anchor

Facebook24 Twitter2 Google+0Total: 26I’ve been at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, subjecting a substantial group of faculty to not one, but two, keynote talks during their professional development conference just before their semester starts. In the first talk, I drew … Continue reading

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Tisch College Postdoc in Civic Science

Facebook33 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 34Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life will award a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Civic Science for the 2019-20 academic year (June 1, 2019-May 31, 2020). This postdoctoral fellowship is offered in partnership with the Charles … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King describes the activists for civil rights

Facebook12 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 13On Sept. 10, 1961, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. published an op-ed in the New York Times entitled “The Time for Freedom has Come.” To the best of my knowledge, it is his most extensive description of … Continue reading

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game theory and the shutdown

Facebook19 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 20In game theory, you model a real-world situation by simplifying it to depict a finite group of “players” who are defined by preferences and choices. You predict outcomes based on how these players will choose. The structure … Continue reading

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syllabus of Introduction to Civic Studies, spring 2019

Facebook48 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 49I am about to start teaching Intro to Civic Studies with my colleague Erin Kelly. Here is our syllabus, minus the grading rules, office hours, etc. January 17: Introduction: A case from the Pluralism project to spur discussion … Continue reading

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unveiling a systems map for k-12 civic education

Facebook36 Twitter2 Google+1Total: 39?? This is a systems map for k-12 civic education, developed for the CivXNow coalition and intended to guide the coalition and its members and allies. You can explore it here and also drill down to a more … Continue reading

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an expert class and the grassroots

Facebook36 Twitter1 Google+0Total: 37(Menlo Park, CA) Here I am at Facebook, posting on Facebook. I’m with about 160 other people, and we’re having a valuable conversation about how to measure and assess civic education. (The space is leant to us … Continue reading

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