Sustainable development as „the light at the end of the tunnel’’ for contemporary ecology

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Karbowniczek, Jolanta (2016)
  • Publisher: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce
  • Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327)
  • Subject: pedagogika | sustainable development; environment, economy; society, ecology; education for sustainable development | zrównoważony rozwój; środowisko; gospodarka; społeczeństwo; ekologia; ekorozwój; edukacja dla zrównoważonego rozwoju

The article refers to the concept of sustainable development, and presents the close relations between the environment, economy and society, and informs the reader that the development of the individual in these three areas should not be at the expense of others. Education for sustainable development, which is mentioned in the article, is a response to the growing environmental crisis, is a conviction that our behaviour needs to change. It popularises critical thinking, shapes active attitudes which favour the environment protection, it also promotes participation of the society in decision-making processes, respect for biodiversity and a holistic picture between man, society and nature.
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