Using the Internet for Civic Engagement

This data was collected by Kelsey Halbert and Theresa Petray as part of a 2011-12 research project on student engagement and online activism amongst students enrolled in subjects offered in the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences. After visiting key classes to explain the project, an online questionnaire was emailed to students. The questionnaire included questions on students' level of involvement in political, recreational, cultural and interest-based activities in high school and in university, the extent to which they are concerned with social and political issues, and how much they feel they have learned about social and political issues in their degrees. We also asked about internet usage and the extent to which students use the internet for political purposes.

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    This data was collected by Kelsey Halbert and Theresa Petray as part of a 2011-12 research project on student engagement and online activism amongst students enrolled in subjects offered in the Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences. After visiting key classes to explain the project, an online questionnaire was emailed to students. The questionnaire included questions on students' level of involvement in political, recreational, cultural and interest-based activities in high school and in university, the extent to which they are concerned with social and political issues, and how much they feel they have learned about social and political issues in their degrees. We also asked about internet usage and the extent to which students use the internet for political purposes.

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    • social change
    • agency
    • active citizenship
    • social media
    • higher education
    • praxis
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    • - Community engagement and online citizenship
  • Research themes
    People and Societies in the Tropics
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 160805 - Social Change
    • 130399 - Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
    SEO Codes
    • 939999 - Education and Training not elsewhere classified
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  • Locations
    • James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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    Citation Petray, Theresa; Halbert, Kelsey (2011): Using the Internet for Civic Engagement. James Cook University.