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Educational Alternatives, Volume 13, 2015

HOW TO DEVELOP NEW METHODS OF TEACHING IN BULGARIA IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN PUPILS AND TEENAGERS
Iva Hincheva
Pages: 469-480
Published: 27 Aug 2015
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Abstract: The younger generations are an important factor for the preservation of the Earth. Unfortunately, traditional education does not provide a sufficient base for the development of ecological thinking and most of the young people leave school with nothing more than a consciousness of consumers. Only a change in the system could help to improve the situation and this means replacing some of the traditional methods with modern ones, training qualified teachers and responsive headmasters and thus working for motivated students who become interested in the ecological problems and feel part of them. Of course, financial support is needed, but contemporary technologies allow the implementation of innovations at a lower price. What is important is that those responsible for our children’s education realise that measures should be taken and show willingness in doing so.
Keywords: ecology, pupils, students, traditional teaching, modern methods, passive recipients, active participation
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