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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The main point of this article (27 page PDF) published by my colleagues in the Democrat project is that "In personal, civic, and professional discourse, multiple modes of expression, facilitated by the multimodal nature of digital media, become not luxuries but essential components of knowing and communicating. Digital media provide youth with numerous affordances for communicating, connecting, creating, thinking critically, constructing new knowledge, and moving towards civic engagement and participatory social action." These skills don't simply create themselves; the process of education for democracy is, at least in part, directed toward cultivating them, in addition to (say) digital citizenship and human rights education.

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