Emerging Communication Technologies and the Practices of Enhanced Deliberation: The Experience of Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

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A U.S. Department of State funded program, the Ben Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute, has taught hundreds of high-school aged students from Eurasia and the United States practices of democratic deliberation using networked media. A survey of the program’s curricular innovations since 2006, involving integration of YouTube, Facebook, and documentary film, yields insight on how the advent and circulation of “(de-)liberation” technologies present pathways for young students to practice efficacious and convivial forms of cosmopolitan citizenship in our digital age.

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deliberation pedagogy, communication technologies

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Von Burg A. & Von Burg R. & Mitchell G. & Louden A., (2012) “Emerging Communication Technologies and the Practices of Enhanced Deliberation: The Experience of Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute”, Journal of Public Deliberation 8(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.136

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Alessandra B. Von Burg (Wake Forest University)
Ron Von Burg (Wake Forest University)

Gordon R. Mitchell (University of Pittsburgh - Main Campus)

Allan D. Louden (Wake Forest University)

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