Methods

  • The Ben Franklin Circle is small group dialogue model built around casual conversation and discussion, and intended to initiate community and individual improvement.
  • Definition Civic education refers to various processes of education in self-government. It rests on the assumption that qualities necessary for democratic discourses and common decision making do not emerge by themselves but need to be acquired through education. This does not necessarily refer to teaching and learning in the education...
  • Author: 
    Definition Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a "collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. CBPR begins with a research topic of importance to the community, has the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social...
  • Method: Deliberation

    Author: 
    Definition The term deliberation describes a communicative process with the goal of finding solutions to given problems. Definitions of deliberation vary greatly from very open conceptions that basically include any kind of talk to conceptions that focus on a rational discourse and specific ways of expression. These different notions of...
  • Author: 
    Direct democracy broadly refers to the unmediated engagement of citizens in government or in governing themselves. In contrast to representative democracy, direct democracy has all citizens directly participate in deciding public matters.
CSV
Subscribe to Methods