Social science education under digital conditions: The role of creativity in media practices on social networks

Authors

  • Isabelle Muschaweck Goethe University Frankfurt https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7246-4256
  • David Falkenstein Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Detlef Kanwischer Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Tim Engartner University of Cologne

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11576/jsse-5340

Keywords:

digital literacy, social science education, social media, constructions of space, social movements

Abstract

Purpose: This paper explores social media practices with an exemplarily focus on constructions of space and social movements. It aims at identifying prospects for social science education under digital conditions regarding the reconfiguration of content and possibilities for digital literacy.

Approach: By reviewing and summarizing popular strands of discussion on the application of social media practices in constructions of spaces and social movements, we identify common didactical themes from an educational perspective. Subsequently, we discuss social networks as real-world learning contexts in light of creative practices.

Findings: Building on this, we derive theoretical implications for social science education for teaching and learning within social networks with a special focus on creativity. Following this, we present implications for social science literacy as well as digital literacy, which are two sides of the same coin.

Practical implications: Finally, we present implications for future research and outline prospects for a future social science education.

Author Biographies

Isabelle Muschaweck, Goethe University Frankfurt

Isabelle Muschaweck is a research assistant at the Institute of Human Geography at Goethe University Frankfurt. Her research focuses on constructions of space and geography teacher education in the digital age. She is writing her PhD on reflexive and analytic geography teacher knowledge on constructions of space.

David Falkenstein, Goethe University Frankfurt

David Falkenstein is a research assistant at the Institute of Social Science Education at Goethe University Frankfurt and focuses on political education and digitalization. In this context, he is writing his PhD.

Detlef Kanwischer, Goethe University Frankfurt

Detlef Kanwischer is Professor for Geography Education at the Institute of Human Geography at Goethe University Frankfurt. His research interests include metacognitive learning with digital geomedia, constructivist notions of spatial thinking in geography education and formal and informal learning contexts for environmental education.

Tim Engartner, University of Cologne

Tim Engartner is Professor for Social Sciences with a focus on economic education at the University of Cologne. His research interests include socioeconomic education, learners’ attitudes and imaginations and bilingual social and political education, for example in the context of sustainability.  

 

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Published

2023-04-11

How to Cite

Muschaweck, I., Falkenstein, D., Kanwischer, D., & Engartner, T. (2023). Social science education under digital conditions: The role of creativity in media practices on social networks. JSSE - Journal of Social Science Education, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.11576/jsse-5340