Title Collaborative learning in politics: creating spaces for political socialization in the classroom
Authors MARTÍNEZ COUSINOU, GLORIA, Álvarez-Sotomayor A., TOMÉ ALONSO, BEATRIZ, MARTÍNEZ COUSINOU, GLORIA, TOMÉ ALONSO, BEATRIZ
External publication No
Means Eur. Polit. Sci.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85088785960&doi=10.1057%2fs41304-020-00281-y&partnerID=40&md5=b879e1a8060a05c2bfe7d4a9c1cca1d9
Publication date 01/01/2020
ISI 000554760400001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85088785960
DOI 10.1057/s41304-020-00281-y
Abstract This paper analyses changes in attitudes towards politics among the students of a Bachelor of Communication degree program in Spain after applying an educational innovation project including a formal civic education, an open classroom climate and collaborative learning strategies in politics. The effects of the project on the knowledge and interest towards politics of the participants were measured through a mixed methodology. First, a survey was administered both before and after the project was implemented. Second, focus groups were also conducted in both referred moments. The results show an increase in both understanding and having an interest in politics among students. In the context of low levels of formal instruction on politics during secondary school, such as in the Spanish case, these findings show that political disaffection among youth relates to a serious lack of knowledge about politics. © 2020, European Consortium for Political Research.
Keywords Collaborative learning; Political engagement; Political socialization; Teaching
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