Promoting Democratic Classrooms of the 21 st Century. Presenters: Dr. Natalie Bolton Dr. Sheldon Berman Glenn Manns. Which civic disposition are you today?. THE LARGER GOAL.
Dr. Natalie Bolton
Dr. Sheldon Berman
The overall goal in integrating social responsibility into the curriculum should be to foster the development of a socially conscious and socially responsible citizenry, that is, to help students develop a personal investment in the well-being of others and of the planet.
“Without threshold understandings or a cognitive structure by which to interpret and make meaningful passing media references to political phenomena, children appear to gain only an ‘extensive acquaintance’ with what Connell calls the phenomenal surface of politics.”
Moore, Lare & Wagner
What examples can you provide from your country’s constitution?
Real reform comes from our hearts and souls and gives us a sense of meaning. It emerges most powerfully when we connect young people with their potential to make a difference in the world around them.