We, children, will defeat electronic waste 2017

The project was carried out by the Ziemia i MY Association from Dąbrowa Górnicza.
513 students from Years 4 to 6 of primary schools from the Silesia Province were participating in this project of AURAEKO.

The main objectives of the project were expressed as follows:

  • to raise awareness among children in the scope of proper handling of used electrical and electronic equipment, as well as waste batteries and accumulators,
  • to support the formation of eco-friendly attitudes in primary school children in their school and local environment.

In order to fulfil the objectives of the project, educational workshops were designed and carried out for each group. Each workshop was constructed in such a way that the first part (approx. 20 min) consisted in presentation of factual information in the form of a multimedia presentation, and then the information was initially consolidated in the form of games and play. Then, the workshop group (20 students on average) was divided into 5 working groups, and these groups worked on the next part of the workshop, which consisted in creation of lapbooks with the use of leaflets arranged in such a way that they should form a structure of knowledge defined individually by each user. Each workshop participant received a set of informational leaflets from AURAEKO Organizacja Odzysku Sprzętu Elektrycznego i Elektronicznego SA. The participants took those leaflets home to share the newly-gained knowledge with their families, and had used the information from the leaflets during the workshops to create lapbooks. The individuals conducting the workshops the trainers – indicated which issues the students should describe in their lapbooks. The issues were different for individual working groups, so the complete set of lapbooks made by a given workshop group contained all the essential information on the subject of the workshop. The lapbook method was a great success also in this project, concerning the threats to humans and the environment posed by used electrical and electronic equipment, as well as waste batteries and accumulators, as it encouraged enthusiastic activity of the participants, expanded their existing knowledge and noticeably formed their attitudes, which could be seen in the form of student works presented at school exhibitions. During the summary of the projects, the participating schools were awarded diplomas, teaching aids, and individual prizes for the commended participants.

More on the lapbook method (in Polish): www.edunews.pl/narzedzia-i-projekty/narzedzia-edukacyjne/2705-ksiazka-robiona-na-kolanach