Globalisation and its influences on young European customers.

Short description of our ideas and motivation for the project at the beginning.

See the project's plan graphically here

We live in the European Union. We are consumers... But are we European consumers?
In our project, we intend to build a representation of the European consumer together, starting with the analysis of our everyday consumption, comparing our results, exploring our local economic environments, learning from our curriculum, and sharing our results, knowledge and skills. Our teaching goal is to encourage our students to behave as more critical consumers. Our final production will be a collective representation, designed together and set up together during our final meeting. Its aim is to disseminate the products, the project’s course and the experiences in the lessons via Internet or one of the Comenius-platforms.

We experience that many pupils don't see themselves as active members of the European community. They don't identify themselves as Europeans and they feel that the European Community is not important to them in their everyday life. Their knowledge about Europe is limited to what they learn from school curriculum, and because of media focus on regulations and law or economics, they hear of many negative effects of the EC.
As all our pupils are consumers, we feel that working on consumption will give them the practical idea that they can be active parts of the world they live in. Sharing with other European young students, they  can compare their habits, look at each other from different viewpoints, analyse the distribution networks and find out if there is a European pattern of consumption. This can be reached by sharing results and experiences through real communication in foreign languages. It can also open doors to many students who have limited access to the world.
Working on the same idea, consumption, from different points of view and in different contexts, will make learning efficient in the long run.

See, if it was worth the efforts (quick evaluation during the last meeting)