Book Project

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Here is the table of contents we developed in class

Look here for suggestions about helping with the book project


Everything (or nearly everything) below here will be moved into the book and/or research sections of the wiki.

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to collaboratively develop, using wiki technology and principles, the first draft of a freely available text book on civic intelligence. See, e.g. Wikipedia entry on Open Textbooks and Student PIRG Open Textbook project.

Approach

Status

Table of Contents

Several possible chapter or section headings follow...

Introduction to Civic Intelligence

Big Questions Why Civic Intelligence? for example. And Why Now?

History of Civic Intelligence

Individual Intelligence: How it manifests into Civic Intelligence

Related Disciplines, Ideas, and Perspectives

Civic Intelligence as Activism

Civic Intelligence as Education

Civic Intelligence as Social Science

Civic Intelligence as Professional Practice: Government, Policy, and Organizational Development

Civic Intelligence as Policy

Civic Intelligence as technological Development

Civic Intelligence as Community Building

Prospects for Civic Intelligence

Civic Intelligence as it relates to all things not just humans

FAQ

What's the purpose of this project?
We are trying to create an Open Text book on Civic Intelligence — the first as far as we know.

Who should use this book?
Everybody! But some people are more likely candidates than others.

Is it true that students are creating this book?
Yes! As we speak, students in the Civic Intelligence: Research and Practice program at The Evergreen State College are entering their thoughts into this Wiki.

When will you be done with this project?
Although the project may never be "done", we hope to make some good progress this quarter which ends the first week in June, 2011. Realistically ??? Perhaps a class or two may decide to use the book in some way as early as August or September, 2011.

How will you transfer the Wiki text into book form?
Presumably the ultimate aim is a pdf. And hopefully there are tools that can convert Wiki text into more book-like materials. But — we don't how we're going to do it yet.

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