Citizenship, Technology and Learning - a Review of Recent Literature

Neil Selwyn

01 January 2007

Literature review

This report updates and extends the 2003 Futurelab ‘Literature Review in Citizenship, Technology and Learning’. It responds to the increasing significance being attached to citizenship education in light of the perceived disconnection between young people and formal politics. This area has also enjoyed considerable policy significance since the 2002 introduction of citizenship as a subject into the National Curriculum. The report therefore aims to add to the ongoing debate amongst government and other civic and political stakeholders on the social engineering of young citizens through the formal education system.