METHODOLOGICAL MODEL FOR ENHANCEMENT OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMPETENCES OF STUDENTS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

Authors

  • Bogdan Nikolov Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Gergana Stankova Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Atidzhe Tabak Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Milena Kateva Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Radina Shamburova Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Polina Dzhambazova Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Slaveya Petrova Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria
  • Vanya Naydenova Plovdiv University - „Lyuben Karavelov“ Branch, Bulgaria
  • Delka Karagyozova-Dilkova Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12955/pns.v1.125

Keywords:

sustainable development, school, training, ecology

Abstract

The idea and practice of separate waste collection is widespread in Europe as an effective way of building public awareness of environmental responsibility. The study covers activities on the most current environmental topics: sustainable development, municipal waste, recycling, composting. The project provides opportunities for cooperation and interaction between students in a team organisation of cognitive activity, the implementation of active student learning, and constructivist design of training, which will increase the practical orientation of the acquired knowledge and competences. The project aims at developing an innovative curriculum, curriculum content, methodological model, and didactic materials for the education of high school students and to increase their environmental competence in sustainable waste management at school and in their households. As a result of the training activities following Kolb's cycle, the participants in the study have changed their behaviour with the tendency to reduce the wastes amount and the use of disposable packages.

Author Biographies

Bogdan Nikolov, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Gergana Stankova, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Teaching Methods in Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Atidzhe Tabak, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Teaching Methods in Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Milena Kateva, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Teaching Methods in Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Radina Shamburova, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Teaching Methods in Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Polina Dzhambazova, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Slaveya Petrova, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Vanya Naydenova, Plovdiv University - „Lyuben Karavelov“ Branch, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University - „Lyuben Karavelov“ Branch, Department of Pedagogy, Kardzhali, Bulgaria

Delka Karagyozova-Dilkova, Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Bulgaria

Plovdiv University „Paisii Hilendarski“, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Teaching Methods in Biology, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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Published

2020-11-16

How to Cite

Nikolov, B. ., Stankova, G. ., Tabak, A. ., Kateva, M. ., Shamburova, R. ., Dzhambazova, P. ., Petrova, S. ., Naydenova, V. ., & Karagyozova-Dilkova, D. . (2020). METHODOLOGICAL MODEL FOR ENHANCEMENT OF THE ECOLOGICAL COMPETENCES OF STUDENTS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT. Proceedings of CBU in Natural Sciences and ICT, 1, 73-77. https://doi.org/10.12955/pns.v1.125