Blog 7: The Changing Public Sphere

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Habermas and Castelles are two scholars who think critically about how society and social networks overlap in our modern world. Habermas writes specifically about the public sphere, which he defines as the “nexus between public life and civil society.” Depicted in the figure below, the public sphere is a space where all people in society …

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Blog 7 – Theories of Networks

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The construct of a “public sphere” was presented by Habermas as the “nexus between public life and civil society,” whereby the sphere exists outside organized and institutional influence. Although disconnected from government or organized institutional influence, the public sphere is an integral component to a democratic society, whereby citizens can discuss, agree, or disagree with […]

Blog 7: Changing Networks

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Habermas and Castells present two very interesting perspectives related to the field of social network analysis. According to Habermas, the public sphere is the connection between public life and civil society emerging as a neutral space when individuals can discuss their concerns freely and democratically to form public opinion (Habermas, 1974). Ideally, the public sphere […]

Blog 7: The Public Sphere, Old and New.

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Public sphere as a construct is introduced by Habermas.  The public sphere represents a neutral common where people can share opinions and thoughts engaging in democracy outside of governmental or organizational influence (Habermas, 1989).  Its formation can be traced back to 18th century Europe when feudalism and church power were both dissipating creating a vacuum.  …

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Blog 6: Social Networks and Student Engagement

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By and large we know that students struggle to stay engaged in the classroom and classrooms at any level can end up looking similar to Figure 1. Whether from our own experience as a student, teacher, or parent; this is an often-experienced phenomenon. In fact, research has confirmed throughout time that many students are not …

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Blog 6 – Research Plan

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In general, my work tends to involve both student motivation at large (Bae & DeBusk-Lane, 2018) and writing motivation more specifically (Ekholm, Zumbrunn, & DeBusk-Lane, 2017; Zumbrunn, Ekholm, Stringer, McKnight, & DeBusk-Lane, 2017). In short, my personal passion involves using person-centered approaches, namely Latent Transition, Profile, and Class Analyses to assess latent groups of students’ […]