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Call for Papers: Integrative Civic Education: Applications for complex public problem-solving

This eJournal special issue will focus on projects and approaches to Student Engagement through Integrative Education. Integrative civic engagement applies principles drawn from multiple disciplines to examine, analyze, and respond to public problems. Integrated civic education teaches students to apply interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, or transdisciplinary models to civic issues.

Molly Kerby, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Diversity & Community Studies at Western Kentucky University. 
For inquiries contactmolly.kerby@wku.edu

Choi and Pak (2006) suggest that “Multidisciplinarity draws on knowledge from different disciplines but stays within their boundaries. Interdisciplinarity analyzes, synthesizes and harmonizes links between disciplines into a coordinated and coherent whole. Transdisciplinarity integrates the natural, social and health sciences in a humanities context, and transcends their traditional boundaries” (Choi & Pak, 351).

Submission topics can include, but are not limited to, the following topics related to integrative civic education:

  • Innovative civic engagement programs with multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary education;
  • Theoretical and conceptual models focusing on integrated civic education;
  • Best practices and successful models that approach public problem-solving through combined disciplines;
  • Efforts to collect data, qualitative or quantitative, to assess programs or projects (e.g., results from community-based action research)
  • Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches to study away, study abroad, and international service-learning; and
  • Examples of innovate efforts in integrative civic education among faculty members, programs, and communities.

The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University in partnership with the American Democracy Project.  As a multidisciplinary journal, we welcome submissions for this issue from the fields of anthropology, communication, economics, history, human geography, political science, sociology, and many others.

How to Submit: In this special issue of the eJournal, we are looking for scholarly submissions that address integrative civic education. We would also like to include reports, descriptive essays, videos, interviews, photo essays, multimedia, etc., that showcase innovative or exemplary projects.  

Deadline to submit is October 30, 2017 (earlier submissions appreciated) and should follow the format outlined on our Submissions page.

For more information, contact us

Choi, B. C., & Pak, A. W. (2006). Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy:

1. Definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness. Clinical and investigative medicine. Medecine clinique et experimentale29(6), 351-364.

Call for Papers: Special Issue on the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting

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The eJournal of Public Affairs is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary, open-access electronic journal published by Missouri State University in partnership with the American Democracy Project. As a multidisciplinary journal, we welcome submissions from many fields including anthropology, communication, economics, history, human geography, political science, sociology, and many others.

Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, National Manager, American Democracy Project, AASCU
Stephanie Reynolds, Assistant Director for Knowledge Communities and CLDE Initiatives, NASPA
Verdis Robinson, National Director, The Democracy Commitment

Papers given at the conference or manuscripts that have been developed later based on program presentations may be submitted for consideration.  Prior to the conference, all registered presenters will receive information regarding manuscript guidelines and deadline for submission to the eJournal.


Submissions: This special issue emerges from the scholarship and professional practices presented at the 2017 Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (CLDE) meeting held in Baltimore, Maryland from June 7-10, 2017 and organized by AASCU’s American Democracy Project, The Democracy Commitment, and NASPA. It concerns the work of higher education in advancing civic learning and democratic engagement on our campuses and in our communities.

We are particularly interested in articles related to how the civic learning and democratic engagement of college students are being advanced by curricular and co-curricular practices and pedagogies and to developing a vision of a civic-minded campus. We encourage submissions that relate to one or more of the following elements of our emerging theory of change:

  • Civic ethos
  • Civic literacy and skill building
  • Civic inquiry
  • Civic action
  • Civic agency

We also invite submissions that closely examine this theory of change (adapted from elements of the 2012 Crucible Moment report) and that consider how we can best build campus cultures and contexts that foster civic learning and democratic engagement.

How to submit: In this special issue of the eJournal, we are looking for scholarly submissions that address integrative civic education. We would also like to include reports, descriptive essays, videos, interviews, photo essays, multimedia, etc., that showcase innovative or exemplary projects.

Deadline to submit is September 18, 2017, (earlier submissions appreciated) and should follow the format outlined on our Submissions page.

For more information, contact us

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