Political Science Education and the Profession

Civic Engagement Scholarship: What We Can Learn from the Research



We review articles from PS: Political Science & Politics that inform pedagogy designed to promote civic knowledge, skills, and engagement. Our analysis provides an overview of these articles so that practitioners and scholars can quickly and easily reference existing research and use best practices when designing their own course curriculum, assignments, and training programs. Many of the articles we review provide detailed descriptions for easy replication. This literature review identifies useful, actionable, and broadly relevant practices that can be easily deployed to promote civic knowledge, skills, engagement while simultaneously addressing the problems of political polarization, incivility, and democratic backsliding.

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