Dramatizing Deliberation: A Method for Encouraging Young People to Think About Their Rights

Abstract

Nine ‘youth juries’ were established across three major British cities – London, Leeds and Nottingham -, each comprising twelve 12-to-17 year-olds who were invited to act as ‘jurors’ with a view to ‘putting the Internet on trial’. This article outlines the method that was designed for conducting these juries, focusing upon two innovative features: the organisation of deliberative juries, based upon a four-step process for arriving at policy recommendations; and the use of dramatic scenarios, intended to make relatable to personal experience what might otherwise have been regarded as abstract policy principles.

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Juries, Rights, Vignettes, Drama, Youth, Deliberation

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Coleman S. & Weston S., (2018) “Dramatizing Deliberation: A Method for Encouraging Young People to Think About Their Rights”, Journal of Public Deliberation 14(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.292

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Stephen Coleman (University of Leeds)
Sarah Weston (University of Leeds)

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