ECOLOGICAL ASPECT IN TEACHING BIOLOGY IN SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY
V. I. Zhydkin
(Saransk Institute of Consumers Cooperation − an affiliate of Russian University of Consumers Cooperation, Saransk, Russia)
I. F. Markinov
(Mordovian Republican Institute of Education, Saransk, Russia)
M. A. Yakunchev
(Evsevyev Mordovian State Pedagogical Institute, Saransk, Russia)
It is known that of three models of environmental education of the younger generation and students the most affordable, and therefore the most common in educational institutions, can be a multidiscipline model, i.e. complementing the content of academic disciplines with environmental component aimed at developing of environmental culture of students. A special role in environmental education belongs to biology, which includes some basic ecological concepts, which should be studied in higher school and developed i n higher school. Institute of Consumers Cooperation offers continuous education and students with general secondary education who entered the Institute on the basis of higher school and were enrolled for the Faculty of pre-diploma programmes of study, have knowledge of biology, corresponding to the level of higher school. They continue training under the programme of the Federal State Educational Standard for vocational education level. It seems that the environmental potential of biology has not been used so far, so it is necessary to focus teachers’ attention on the environmental aspects in teaching of biology. Based on their own experience and experience of teachers of biology, by presenting some examples the authors described their vision of participation in shaping the discipline of environmental awareness among students.
Keywords: environmental education; environmental culture; people and environment; protection of nature; biology.
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For citation: Zhydkin V. I., Markinov I. F., Yakunchev М. А. Jekologicheskij aspekt v prepodavanii biologii v shkole i kooperativnom vuze [Ecological aspect in teaching biology in school and University]. Integracija obrazovanija [Integration of Education]. 2014, no. 4 (77), pp. 110–115. DOI : 10.15507/Inted.077.018.201404.110