Our point of view

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Overview

Our Point of View

In this activity the students will have a debate about meat and meat production by taken a given groups’ point of view.
See “instructions”
On the role of the cards, there are proposals to what the groups could have as arguments. Please also add more radicalized opinions in the groups – but in the end of the discussion try to come up with solutions which as many as possible can vote for.
Write for example, the three agreed resolutions on a poster – and discuss if it could be realistic proposals that you, in personal, could agree on.

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Objectives

Learning objectives

  • Knowledge of Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption Production
  • To utilize the term “the political consumer” and give an account of what the choices of different consumers mean, as well as what the laws on the subject mean
  • To be able to explain opportunities and limitations, in terms of animal welfare, in a market-driven production/li>
  • To be able to state the conditions of supply-and-demand on the market
  • To be able to see the issue from the different points of view.
  • To be able to argue.

Behavioural competences

Innovative on trash/waste as a resource
Recycling
Responsible consumption

Reflections

What are the consequences of your consumption?

Lifelong learning key competences

Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Social and civic competencies

Preparation

Print the role cards

Useful videos to introduce the goal/theme:

Action on (over) consumption (3 min.)

#GlobalGoals 12: Responsible Consumption and Production – Can you make it happen? (1 min.)

Responsible consumption — the soft power of story telling: Guido Palazzo at TEDxLausanne (t-shirt dilemma – 16 min.)

https://youtu.be/WlSHo61nRWw
Made in China – Factory of the World – Documentary

Instructions

In this activity the students will have a debate about meat and meat production by taken a given groups’ point of view.

Make a kind of frame for the discussion. It could either be that you should agree for a resolution which as many as possible can agree on. Or you could pretend being NGOs presenting their point of view as input to the politicians for making a National Strategy regarding meat consumption.

On the role of the cards, there are proposals to what the groups could have as arguments. Please also add more radicalized opinions in the groups – but in the end of the discussion try to come up with as many arguments as possible.
Divide the class into 6 groups (the average consumer, the meatfarmers, the climate activists, the vegans, the politicians, the animals’ rights). Each group prepares answers and arguments for debate. Use the “Role Cards” (print outs) to see each groups main positions.
Make a debate. The moderator can use some of these questions:
– Is it ethically alright to eat meat?
– How much/how often is it alright to eat meat?
– Should the production of meat (in any stage, including farming) be allowed in our country?
– Can – and should – consumers affect the meat production?
– Can – and should – consumers affect the conditions of animals in agriculture?

Evaluation

Complete the reflection work sheet connected to Goal no. 12.

The first part of the work sheet is to be completed before class, but the remaining parts are to be used for summing up and evaluating the theme in class.

Follow up suggestions

Look at the other exercises connected to goal no. 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

Print Outs

Reflection Sheet

Appendix 1 – Our point of view – position cards