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Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights

Coleman, Stephen; Pothing, Kruakae; and Weston, Sarah (2018) "Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights," Journal of Public Deliberation

Coleman, Stephen; Pothing, Kruakae; and Weston, Sarah (2018) "Dramatizing Deliberation: A method for encouraging young people to think about their rights," Journal of Public Deliberation: Vol. 14 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. Available at: https://www.publicdeliberation.net/jpd/vol14/iss1/art2

Abstract

Nine ‘youth juries’ were established across three major British cities – London, Leeds and Nottingham -, each comprising twelve 12-to-17 year-olds who were invited to act as ‘jurors’ with a view to ‘putting the Internet on trial’. This article outlines the method that was designed for conducting these juries, focusing upon two innovative features: the organisation of deliberative juries, based upon a four-step process for arriving at policy recommendations; and the use of dramatic scenarios, intended to make relatable to personal experience what might otherwise have been regarded as abstract policy principles.

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