Improving awareness of health hazards associated with air pollution in primary school children: Design and test of didactic tools

Research
TitleImproving awareness of health hazards associated with air pollution in primary school children: Design and test of didactic tools
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCarducci, A, Casini, B, Donzelli, G, Verani, M, Bruni, B, Ceretti, E, Zani, C, Carraro, E, Bonetta, S, Bagordo, F, Grassi, T, Villarini, M, Bonizzoni, S, Zagni, L, Gelatti, U, Group, MAPEC_LIFE
JournalApplied Environmental Education & Communication
Volume15
Issue3
Pagination247 - 260
Date Published2016/07/02/
ISBN Number1533-015X
KeywordsInclude, LMD review, VRH review
AbstractOne of the objectives of the MAPEC-Life project is raising children's awareness on air quality and its health effects. To achieve this goal, we designed didactic tools for primary school students, including leaflets with more information for teachers, a cartoon, and three educational videogames. The tools were then tested with 266 children who attended six primary schools in four Italian cities. A control group of 51 children received only explanations from teachers. An improvement in knowledge after using the audiovisual package was demonstrated, with higher efficacy compared with the control group. In addition, the use of videogames was greatly appreciated.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1533015X.2016.1181017