Cross-disciplinary consumer citizenship education

Bidragets oversatte titel: Tværfaglig forbrugerundervisning

Sanne Schnell Nielsen, Jette Gottschau

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    This paper examines a cross-disciplinary, problem-oriented
    workshop dealing with consumer issues. The workshop forms part
    of the four-year Danish teacher training course offered by the
    Copenhagen Day and Evening College of Teacher Training.
    The workshop covers issues related to civic, environmental and
    consumer education, along with pedagogical issues, with the aim
    of developing a holistic, integrated approach to consumer
    citizenship education.
    The workshop concept is based on the “IVAC” (Investigation,
    Visions, Actions & Changes) model (Jensen 1997). As our point of
    departure, we take a practical and common everyday experience
    for both students and pupils: the living conditions, lifestyle choices
    and consumer behaviour connected to a lunchtime meal.
    The overall aim of the workshop is to develop transferable
    knowledge, attitudes and skills among the students. The students
    are supposed to apply these competences in their practical teaching
    of consumer citizenship education in Danish comprehensive
    schools. Comprehensive schools are state schools combining
    primary and lower secondary education.
    In Denmark, teacher training includes 24 weeks of teaching
    practice. The workshop forms an integral part of this practice.
    Before the teaching practice, the students are given a preparatory
    course offering them hands-on learning experience, guidance,
    pedagogical reflection and access to relevant teaching materials.
    During their teaching practice, the students have an opportunity to
    experience how the materials and methods function. In addition,
    they are offered a visit by their college supervisor. Upon
    completion of the teaching practice, a plenary evaluation takes
    place at the teacher training college. This is intended to bring the
    lessons learned during the practicum into the classroom in order to
    share the experiences.
    Bidragets oversatte titelTværfaglig forbrugerundervisning
    TitelConsumer Citizenship: Promoting new responses : Taking Responsibility
    RedaktørerDeclan Doyle
    Antal sider11
    UdgivelsesstedHamar, Norway
    ForlagHøgskolen i Hedmark
    ISBN (Elektronisk)82-7671-498-6
    StatusUdgivet - 2005