Technology, social change and citizenship education

Over the last twenty years technology has changed dramatically the way we engage and communicate. The next twenty years will likely see even more rapid developments: people will engage with each other in new and increasingly unexpected ways.

This presents challenges for those seeking to support the civic engagment of others. We don’t know how people will interact with civic society in the next year, let alone the next twenty; so how can we deliver effective citizenship education? Are we foolish even to try?

Michael Grimes is Website Manager for the Citizenship Foundation.

This is the first post in a series celebrating the Citizenship Foundation’s twentieth anniversary. Every day for the next fortnight you can hear the thoughts of a different member of our staff, including founder member Don Rowe and Chief Executive Tony Breslin.

Views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the Citizenship Foundation.

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