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Publikācija: Education and Awareness Rising: Learning – Thinking – Doing

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Education and Awareness Rising: Learning – Thinking – Doing
Field of research 5. Social sciences
Sub-field of research 5.2 Economics and Business
Authors Džineta Dimante
Dzintra Atstāja
Tatjana Tambovceva
Keywords education for sustainable development, teaching methods, consumer behavior, self-audit, household chemicals
Abstract This paper presents method for involving learners in awareness rising and real change of consumer behaviour which is of special interest in education for sustainable development. The method described is teaching assignment involving self audit of household chemicals, system thinking for main causes and consequences, finding solutions and finally taking action. Findings about students’ household chemistry consumption patterns and their reactions after the assignment are presented and analyzed. We found that students’ households use considerable amounts of chemicals and in most cases do not pay attention to their health and environmental impacts when making purchase decision. In the same time students could find good alternatives how to reduce their household maintenance environmental impact.
Reference Dimante, D., Atstāja, D., Tambovceva, T. Education and Awareness Rising: Learning – Thinking – Doing. In: Refereed Proceedings of the Business Systems Laboratory - 2nd International Symposium “Systems Thinking for a Sustainable Economy. Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice”, Italy, Rome, 23-24 January, 2014. Rome: Universitas Mercatorum, 2014, pp.1-10. ISBN 9788890824203.
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