A Coevolutionary Model of Environmental Consciousness Development among School Children on the Basis of Sustainability Concepts

Natalya Fedorovna Vinokurova, Vera Viktorovna Nikolina, Irina Aleksandrovna Shevchenko, Olga Evgenyevna Efimova

Abstract


The article represents the author’s model of environmental consciousness development among school children. The model includes theoretical and methodological basis and pedagogical system which correspond to sustainable (balanced) development concepts. The pedagogical model of environmental consciousness development among school children is accompanied by programs, school books and methodological guides, work books published by central and regional publishing houses of Russia. The environmental consciousness development model has been tested for more than 10 years in Nizhny Novgorod region – one of the largest regions of Russia. The model’s implementation allows to significantly increase environmental consciousness, to help understand significance of environment, to develop environmental attitudes and mentality and environmentally oriented activities aimed at sustainable (balanced) development.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s2p315


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