Environmental Consciousness

What: Training material 

For who: Train-the-trainers specialists, university and secondary school students and teachers, anyone interested

Target group: Adults

Languages: Available in Latvian

Made by: University of Latvia

Environmental consciousness

(Training Module 3, Part 7)

The material addresses the development of conceptual understanding of the functional processes in the audience and is meant for train-the-trainers specialists, university staff and students, secondary school teachers and schoolchildren, non-governmental organizations, municipal activists and other interested persons

Environmental consciousness (EC) means structures of environmental knowledge (beliefs, values, concepts etc.) that facilitate/ motivate pro-environmental behaviour from the anthropological perspective – the ecological dimension of socially-determined psychotope. The public’s environmental consciousness represents the social-psychological/ cultural dimension of the conceptual model of sustainable development; its activation is a prerequisite for balancing out the confronting nature protection (ecological) and economic needs as well as directly affects the quality of human life.

The training material presents a comprehensive reflection of the EC concept as embedded in the context of the theory of the unconscious, the biological psychology approach etc. EC has been evaluated paradigmatically within V. Bolsho’s 4-dimensional model of environmental consciousness, and relevant interpretations have been detailed from the perspective of the cultural concept and its derivatives (environmental ethics in particular).

Environmental consciousness is part of Training Module 3 on collaborative environmental communication, but it can also be used separately. 

3.7 Chapter 1 (ppt) (2.4 MB)
3.7 Chapter 2 (ppt) (1.1 MB)
3.7 Chapter 3 (ppt) (1.8 MB)
3.7 Chapter 4, part 1 (ppt) (2.3 MB)
3.7 Chapter 4, part 2 (ppt) (1.1 MB)
3.7 Chapter 5, part 1 (ppt) (1.7 MB)
3.7 Chapter 5, part 2 (ppt) (2 MB)
3.7 Chapter 6 (ppt) (1.7 MB)

The content of the publication reflects the authors' views and the Managing Authority cannot be held liable for the information published by the project partners.

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