Are you a CO2nsumer?
What are our objectives?
students get lots of information about the global warming and other environmental
problems. Our 3 schools share a common concern on the importance of the
conservation of the environment. In the past we have been working locally
on projects related to consume and recycling for some time but now we want
to join forces to tackle, in a European context, the problems caused by
irresponsible consume patterns and work out possible solutions and new sustainable
Through the communication among our centres, our teaching processes will become more open to the whole European situation, not be reduced just to the conditions in our centres. To achieve this, we want to focus on developing aspects which can be integrated in all areas of knowledge so that they can be treated in all of them.
Among other aspects, we want to study the use of free time, the use and consumption of natural resources and energy, the influence of advertising on consumption, the production and treatment of waste and to propose alternative and creative solutions.
Through an inductive approach, starting in the practice and getting to the conscientiousness, we aim at students realising how the world is and how they can change it so that they:
- participate in the achievements of an advanced society of knowledge, a society tending towards a sustainable development and a greater social cohesion.
- manage the exchange, cooperation and greater mobility among the different educational systems of the EU.
-appreciate the cultural, natural and linguistic heritage of the different countries.
- develop the learning and use of foreign languages.
- know the consumer's rights.
- become aware of the existent administrative mechanisms for the consumer to defend their rights and denounce aggressions against public health, the environment and the artistic, cultural heritage.
- become aware of the relation between consumption and environmental degradation and the fact that the decisions they take as consumers are not neutral.
- achieve a critical and conscious attitude against a society of consumerism. We believe that the environmental education and the education towards a sustainable development is mainly an education about citizenship with an embedded respect for nature and environment.
- are aware of the different resources obtained by each country.
- get familiar with different ways of spending their free time, as opposed to a way of spending free time which involves so much consumerism.
Through the work they do together or they share, they will comprehend that the relation between people and the resources they exploit is a main part of the culture they belong to. Students will improve their capacity to work in groups through dialogue, negotiation and consensus and they will employ new technologies in all types of tasks and activities. They should get the basic competence for their evolution as European citizens and become creative while they are looking for worthy alternatives for their current lifestyles. We want the students to work everything out by themselves, take active part in the project and be responsible for their own learning and working process.