Friday, February 22, 2013

Using Ancient Teachings to be Civic Oriented in the Digital World

Ethan Zucherman talks with Howard Rheingold about a new view of civic education and civic life in the modern world. See their conversation on Vimeo.

How does the new networked society allow for, or make it more difficult for, people to learn about and participate in civic life?

What is the meaning of Kony 2012?

Zucherman describes the difference he sees in Plato as the elitest politician and Isocrates who taught people how to engage in the public debate of civic life. He then describes how these ideas translate into civic participation in today's digital realms.

This is a wonderful conversation with real ideas to take away for your communication skills in modern life.


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