Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Digital Citizenship, A Sociocultural Snapshot

  • Nicki DabnerEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_179


 Concepts;  Culture;  Democracy;  Principles;  Society;  Values

Changes in society impact education systems. The term “wicked problems” (Rittel and Webber 1973) has been used to describe complex problems that may span economic, cultural, political, and educational domains in association with societal change. With the increase in the use of digital technologies to support learning and teaching in twenty-first century educational contexts, it has been suggested that educators and students need an increased capacity for “wicked problem-solving.”The sociocultural contexts students experience outside of the school environment influence the choices they make when engaging with digital technologies and the way they communicate when they do so. Sociocultural theory proposes that a range of social, cultural, institutional, and historical factors influence an individual’s behavior, thinking, and knowledge construction, and that these factors in turn influence their psychological,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Section editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 1
  1. 1.Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia