Nadine HeidukTim Engartner

Blickpunkt Weltkonsum: Leben und Lernen im Netzwerk globalisierter Märkte

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Abstract

Consumerism is an omnipresent and omnipotent part of people’s everyday life around the world. Nevertheless, the multiple effects of consumer behavior on the individual and the world society, i. e. especially the perspective on the producer’s added value, are rarely reflected comprehensively. This article shows the need for a global and multiperspectival confrontation with consumer issues in school contexts – particularly in the context of social science teaching. For this purpose, recent thoughts regarding the consumer responsibility in the world (consumer) society will be taken up and represent the starting point for an exploration of the opportunities and risks of consumption in the networked and sometimes occasional elusive structures of global markets.

Keywords
social science consumer education, global learning, socio-economic education