Bers’s Theory of Positive Technological Development

Steven Worker


This resource review provides an introduction to Mariana Bers’ new book, Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development (2012). Bers applies the Six C model of Positive Youth Development (PYD) to the digital domain with her theoretical model, Positive Technological Development. The model may be particularly valuable for practitioners seeking to design digital experiences for youth, as well as for evaluators who assess the PYD outcomes associated with youth participation in these spaces.

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