Perspectives on training for socio-political engagement

Author/s Gino Mazzoli
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 59-75 File size 207 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2021-002005
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The aim of this paper is to present a reflection, from a psychosocial point of view, on the role of training nowadays in socio-political engagement. The classic training model turns out to be too "top-down" to be able to produce adequate skills with respect to an intrinsically practical object such as politics, which cannot be learned to do just by listening to lectures. The evaporation of political parties and the deluge of hate on social media have brought up the issue of how civic spirit can be sustained using training. As a reflective process of doing, however, training can produce thoughts that can recalibrate goals.

Keywords: sociopolitical engagement; training; role of contexts

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Gino Mazzoli, Prospettive della formazione all’impegno socio-politico in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 2/2021, pp 59-75, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2021-002005