The savvy citizen

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Science  12 Feb 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6274, pp. 673
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad6057

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In Uninformed, political scientist Arthur Lupia urges civic educators to assess the competencies of specific audiences, then offer logic and evidence that are likely to motivate the group to learn more about political issues. At the heart of his recommendations is the idea that educators should make material relevant to people in order to increase their motivation to learn.