All around us there are obvious signs of civic and political engagement. Whether it be the latest trending hashtag on social media, or simply a gathering of protesters in our nation’s capital. A closer look reveals that young adults – even teenagers – are participating and even taking the lead in efforts to change our world. The goal here is to understand why youths are becoming the new face of global change, with a keen focus on social justice, but also with related issues of identity, motivation and making sense in their path through this world disorder.
Physical schools are closed in many places. Students are mostly confined to their homes, where they are learning—and connecting with each other—online. Is this a “self-organized learning environment” writ large, on a global scale? Could it be the future shape of education?
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