Evaluation of an educational exhibition on global issues and consumer responsibility: From involvement to hopelessness

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  • Jan Činčera

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https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.376

Keywords:

global problems and issues, evaluation, exhibition, development education, consumer responsibility

Abstract

The article presents the evaluation of an interactive exhibition for secondary education students (15-19 years old), focusing on global problems and consumer responsibility. The evaluation was conducted in three schools. Data were obtained from interviews with teachers (N=3) and questionnaires (N=204) distributed among students after the exhibition. For the analysis, both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used.

The results suggest that the exhibition was successful in terms of involving students and increasing their awareness of the problems. Some students evaluated the exhibition as manipulative. An unintended effect of the exhibition was students’ feeling of hopelessness. This article discusses the results and suggests a change in strategy when dealing with global problems in schools.

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Author Biography

Jan Činčera

Department of Pedagogy and Psychology
Faculty of natural sciences, humanities and pedagogy
Technical University Liberec

Voroněžská 1329/13, 460 01 Liberec

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06. 09. 2013

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Činčera, J. (2013). Evaluation of an educational exhibition on global issues and consumer responsibility: From involvement to hopelessness. Envigogika, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.376

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