Shooting Fish in a Barrel? Experiential Learning, Civic Engagement and the 2012 Election
32 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013
This project attempts to study the effect of experiential learning activities on civic engagement in context of the 2012 election on two sets of students, in two different sets of classes (one upper level class, one introductory class), at two different colleges, one in Massachusetts and one in Wisconsin. We wanted to learn whether participation in these activities make students more likely to register to vote or to vote? Did participation in these activities make students more interested in the electoral process? We hope to show that experiential learning activities have a significant effect on students’ civic participation and determine if there is a difference on the effect based on the type of activity being offered.
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