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ERIC Number: EJ1076878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-8047
Learning from Psychology: Concepts to Develop Citizens Who Thrive
Brown, Ralph
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, v14 n1 p28-39 Apr 2015
In this article, I argue that modern psychology can make a valuable contribution to citizenship education. I present some key themes from research on human thriving and argue that they should be central to developing self-directed, resilient, altruistic citizens. The article includes language and analogies that educators can use to make the key concepts memorable. I also draw on recent research on engaging employees in the business world and suggest that we can use the same ideas to develop engaged citizens. The accumulated evidence has implications for parents, teachers and leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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