Consumer education for junior high-school pupils within a technological project

  • M Barak Israel Institute of Technology
  • S Perlman-Avnion Israel Institute of Technology
  • M Bonner Israel Institute of Technology

Abstract

Consumer education was examined within a project-based technology study course. Pupils participated in the design and construction of a product called a ";Water Level Detector";. Throughout the course, various aspects of marketing and consumerism were addressed. The instrument applied was a Consumer Behaviour Questionnaire in which pupils recorded their preferences when considering the purchase of products like clothes or shoes. The questionnaire was given pre and post the study to an experimental class in an urban school, an experimental class in an outline area, and a control class. Results showed that both experimental classes improved their scores on wise consumerism more than the control group, while the urban class pupils performed better than the outline class.

Author Biographies

M Barak, Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion
S Perlman-Avnion, Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion
M Bonner, Israel Institute of Technology
Department of Education in Technology and Science, Technion
How to Cite
BARAK, M; PERLMAN-AVNION, S; BONNER, M. Consumer education for junior high-school pupils within a technological project. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <https://ojs.lboro.ac.uk/JDTE/article/view/377>. Date accessed: 05 dec. 2022.
Section
Research