The philosophical and educational potential ecopsychology as means of forming ecological culture of personality

  • O. V. Kisyel Dnеpropetrovsk regional Institute of postgraduate pedagogical еducation
Keywords: ecological psychology, ecological culture, ecological consciousness, ekotsentryzm, ecological pedagogy, empaurment-pedagogy, personal values


The current ecological crisis is largely caused by the dominance of anthropocentric environmental awareness. To overcome it and move humanity to a model of sustainable social and environmental development required the establishment of environmental consciousness ecocentric type, which is the aim of environmental education, namely, the formation of personality type ecocentric environmental awareness. The purpose of the article is to study the philosophical and educational potential environmental psychology as a means of transformation of personal values and attitudes toward nature. Analysis of the concepts of subjective attitude to nature, subjective perception of the natural world, environmental knowledge, empaurment-method pedagogy. Education for Sustainable Development aims to develop such knowledge, skills and values that will enable people to make individual and collective decisions of local and global nature to improve the quality of life without endangering future generations. The basic methodological principle of environmental psyhopedahohiky is in strict accordance with the environmental education teaching psychological process of environmental awareness. Interaction with nature is a great psychological and pedagogical potential that should be used in the environmental education that will allow him to become a factor in the overall development and personality development. So effectively targeted formation ekospozhyvchoyi culture of all populations requires training of qualified specialists in the field of eco-educational activities and environmental education and its philosophical and educational foundation.


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O. V. Kisyel, Dnеpropetrovsk regional Institute of postgraduate pedagogical еducation


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Kisyel, O. V. (2014). The philosophical and educational potential ecopsychology as means of forming ecological culture of personality. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 17(10), 58-63. Retrieved from