Evaluation of an educational exhibition on global issues and consumer responsibility: From involvement to hopelessness
Keywords:global problems and issues, evaluation, exhibition, development education, consumer responsibility
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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