Potential Abstract: This research article investigates the transformative potential of democratic education through the lens of commons-based peer production (CBPP) paradigm. The article explores the intersection of educational practices, technology, and participatory culture, aiming to understand how CBPP can shape and enhance democratic processes in educational settings. Drawing on principles of open collaboration, shared resources, and collective decision-making, CBPP offers a promising framework to foster inclusive, participatory, and equitable education systems.
Based on a comprehensive review of relevant literature and empirical evidence, this article explores the following research questions: (1) How can CBPP contribute to a more democratic educational environment? (2) What are the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing CBPP in educational contexts? (3) What are the potential impacts of CBPP on student learning outcomes, engagement, and agency? (4) How can educators and policymakers leverage CBPP to promote transformative practices and empower learners?
The article adopts a multi-methodological approach, combining qualitative case studies, quantitative analyses, and theoretical frameworks from the fields of artificial intelligence and education. By examining existing examples of CBPP initiatives in educational settings, such as open educational resources, student-led projects, and participatory curriculum development, this research aims to provide insights into the transformative potential of CBPP in nurturing democratic values and fostering critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity among learners.
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