Youth Participation in Digital Era
- The aim of this course is to discuss the concept of youth civic participation in the context of Digital age. The focus will be done on the analysis of the concepts of civic engagement/civic participation/citizenship and on the relationship between youth, its civic participation and digital technologies
- - improve and develop his/her intellectual and cultural level
- - identify socially significant problems and propose solutions to them based on the use of relevant scientific theories, concepts,approaches and social technologies
- - identify socially significant problems and propose solutions to them based on the use of relevant scientific theories, concepts, approaches and social technologies
- - be able to identify the needs and interests of social groups, propose mechanisms for their coordination among themselves for the development of social communities
- - improve and develop his/her intellectual and cultural level.
- - identify and discover patterns, invent new ways and instruments of professional activity
- - build a trajectory of professional development and career
- - be able to conduct professional (including research) activities in the international environment
- - be able to organize professional activities based on legal and professional standards
- - be able to organize and maintain communications with research institutions and analytical services on information exchange.
- Civic participation/engagement/citizenshipIn this course chapter the students will discuss the main theoretical approach for main concepts of the course: citizenship, civic engagement, civic participation, civic activism. These concepts are overlapping sometimes, students will understand the differences between them and the main theoretical arguments concerning youth engagement.
- Digital youthIn this course chapter the students will discuss the evolution of technology and media in the 21th century, the formation and features of the Digital Society, theories of Digital Society and the Digital Age. Digital Media will be analyzed in the context of different age groups usage. The special focus will be done on the digital divides: digital natives vs. digital immigrants (Marc Prensky), NET-Generation (Don Tapscott). «Grown up digital»: features of digital natives.
- Digital participation / digital citizenshipDigital technology and everyday civic life. The construction of civic identity in the online world. Social and political activism and new media. Youth in the digital city: communications, connectivity, mobility, citizenship.
- Research Methods of Digital Participation studyingWe will discuss the possibilities of qualitative methods for studying youth digital participation. The main focus will be done on the netnography as the strategy of digital research.
- Research Project “Youth Digital Participation”In this part of the course, students will have to conduct their own research project on the topic of digital youth activism. The results of this project will be presented at the exam
- In-class participationIn-class participation – activity during seminars
- HomeworkHomework – presentation of auto-ethnography (the analysis of personal experience of civic activity and participation in digital world)
- ExamExam: in the format of power point presentation of the results of the research project
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.5 * Exam + 0.2 * Homework + 0.3 * In-class participation
- Jakob Linaa Jensen. (2015). William H. Dutton: The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2013 og Jeremy Hunsinger & Theresa M. Senft (Eds): The Social Media Handbook, New York: Routledge. 2013. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.41384507
- Subrahmanyam, K., & Šmahel, D. (2011). Digital Youth : The Role of Media in Development. New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=371311
- The Oxford handbook of citizenship edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, Maarten Vink. (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.490782183
- Gardner, H., & Davis, K. (2013). The App Generation : How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World. New Haven: Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=649244
- Taberez Ahmed Neyazi. (2015). News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century by David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . £60.00, 208pp., ISBN 978-0195391961 The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies by William H. Dutton (ed.). Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . 632pp., £105.00, ISBN 978-0199589074. Political Studies Review, (1), 135. https://doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12073_61
- Terkla, D. G., & O’Leary, L. S. (2014). Assessing Civic Engagement : New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 162. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=957017