Category Archives: Participation

Open, Social and Participatory Media

The emergence of open, social and participatory media in recent years is changing thelandscape of technology practices. They are changing the ways in which users interact,communicate and participate with technologies. These technologies includesocial networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and … Continue reading

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Participatory Approaches to Science and Technology – Representing Diversity in Participatory Approaches

This policy brief critically examines recent thinking and practice on the issues of representation and public participation, especially in the area of science and technology. We use the term ‘deliberative panels’ to refer to a range of approaches and initiatives … Continue reading

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Understanding, Fostering, and Supporting Cultures of Participation

The current mind-set about learning, teaching, and education is dominated by a view in which a supposedly all-knowing teacher explicitly tells or shows unknowing, passive learners something they presumably know nothing about. A critical challenge is to reformulate and reconceptualize … Continue reading

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The Civic and Political Significance of Online Participatory Cultures among Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Most existing scholarship that measures the impact of the Internet on civic or political engagement focuses on political uses of new media. Drawing on two large panel studies, we find that youth engagement in nonpolitical online participatory cultures may serve … Continue reading

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