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Environmental safety culture and Youth


Environmental safety culture and Youth

Kamenskaya E.N.

Incoming article date: 25.12.2015

Ecological culture is considered as the position of man in relation to nature, a form of manifestation of ecological consciousness, organically included in the system of philosophy as knowledge integration, self-awareness and goal-setting personality. It is formed in the process of environmental education, which is a creation of conditions for the assimilation of the personality of ecological culture established by society, with its inevitable change in the succession of generations. Ecological culture is embodied in real human behavior. Environmental consciousness is the highest level of mental reflection of the natural and artificial environment, his inner world, a reflection of the place and role of man in the biological, physical and chemical world. It acts as a continuously changing collection of sensual and mental images that are directly reflected in analytically generated categories and phenomena, directly fixing individual or the public environmental expertise. The content of consciousness does not coincide with the worldview: a worldview is a specific form of consciousness, which includes fundamental, the most common ideas that define the worldview of a person and which are the results of generalization of knowledge, personal experience, emotional evaluations. For environmental awareness the role of ecological culture as a necessary part of the worldview. Components of ecological culture are: understanding the nature and complexity of natural phenomena, their interrelations; the integrity of the knowledge about the environment; the ability to think within the boundaries of the ecological safety; adherence to laws that protect the natural environment; the ability to create a constructive ethical regulations governing human relationships with the natural environment; willingness to accept responsibility for the safety of the environment. Ecological culture is analyzed from the standpoint of the system, activity, socio-cultural and informational approaches. Ecological culture guides human behavior in the direction of harmonization of social and natural relationships and is a component of its security.

Keywords: ecological culture, ecological consciousness, anthropocentric environmental awareness, ecocentric environmental awareness, safety