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The integralisation of ecological consciousness of high school students

Author: Cojocaru Snejana
Degree:doctor of pedagogics
Speciality: 13.00.01 - General Pedagogics
Scientific adviser: Vlad Pâslaru
doctor habilitat, professor, Institute of Education Sciences
Institution: Institute of Education Sciences
Scientific council: DH 38-13.00.01-27.03.08
Institute of Education Sciences


The thesis was presented on the 28 October, 2010
Approved by NCAA on the 24 February, 2011


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ecological consciousness, ecological education, training, integration, interdisciplinary, ecological knowledge, ecological capacity, ecological attitudes and behaviors


The work consists of introduction, 4 chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, 38 annexes, 148 basic text pages, 10 figures and 30 tables. Essential ideas of the research have been exposed in 6 scientific publications.

The research was done in the field of ecological education and training to high school students dealing with issues of modern ecological consciousness (EC) responding to the theoretical highlights to integrate the formation of EC to the high school students in philosophical development, pedagogical and psychological characteristics of conscience;

The research was done in environmental education and training to high school students addresses the issue of environmental consciousness EC modern, responding to the imperatives of theoretical and practical pedagogical conceptualization of the field and to develop knowledge tools and training/ development of EC.

Establishing the theoretical training for integrating EC approach to high school students in philosophical, psychological and pedagogical - the characteristics of consciousness/EC, factors, principles of training/increasing of the EC, principles and laws of nature, ideas, concepts, principles, paradigms and models, learning theories/environmental education, is considered as the principle gnosiology interdisciplinary general and as a unit of human knowledge in training to high school students' attitudes towards nature, these are the purpose and objectives of the research.

Advancement for the first time in science education, the idea of integration the formation of EC to students by synthesizing-integration educational training action in the epistemological, teleological, content and methodology of school subjects: Geography, Biology, Chemistry and Romanian language and literature, promoting the idea of identification of the EC as environmental attitudes and research that the concrete manifestations of attitude, development and validation through experiment are novelty and originality of the advanced scientific research.

Theoretical significance of the investigation is given by determination of the theoretical aims for EC teenagers integration, specifying the concept of EC and EC structure characteristics, including with respect to high school but the applied value of the work is given by the inventory of potential environmental education curricula and textbooks of geography, chemistry, biology and Romanian language and literature, establishing a system of knowledge, abilities, attitudes/behaviors related to environmental education to teenagers, the formulation of practical recommendations on the development of curricula and textbooks in terms of environmental education in terms to integrate values, including its objectives and final, content and methodology.

Implementation of scientific results was done in high school and teacher training courses, through communication at scientific forums and publications.