Episode 63: Civics Simulations in the Classroom with Jane Lo

In episode 63, Michael & Dan discuss a project-based learning approach to government class – using simulations – with Jane Lo. Jane’s article “Adolescents Developing Civic Identities: Sociocultural Perspectives on Simulations and Role-Play in a Civic Classroom” was recently published by Theory & Research in Social Education.

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. Lo, J. C. (2017).Adolescents Developing Civic Identities: Sociocultural Perspectives on Simulations and Role-Play in a Civic Classroom. Theory & Research in Social Education, 45(2), 189 – 217.
  2. Check out the Knowledge In Action website for yourself!
  3.  Parker, W. C. , Lo, J. C. (2016). Reinventing the High School Government Course: Rigor, Simulations, and Learning from TextDemocracy and Education, 24 (1), Article 6.
  4. Parker, W. C. , Lo, J. C. (2016). “Give Us Your Best Advice”: Assessing Deep Political Learning. Social Education, 80 (4), 227 – 231.
  5. Jane was part of a webinar for Edweek to discuss this project – check it out here!

Contact

Jane C. Lo is Assistant Professor of Social Science Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the political engagement of youth, social studies curriculum development, and developing measures of deep learning and collaboration. Her methodological expertise includes mixed-methods designs, design-based implementation research, interview and survey methods, and advanced correlational techniques. She teaches courses in social studies methods. To contact her, go here!

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