New Learning Environments: Ecology of the Soul – An innovative approach to teaching ethics and culture

Kukubajska, Marija Emilija (2011) New Learning Environments: Ecology of the Soul – An innovative approach to teaching ethics and culture. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15. ISSN 1877-0428

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Purpose: share positive results from synchronized ethics, culture and the arts learning in educational and professional settings. Method: “Ecology of the Soul” inter-active reinforcement, inter-disciplinary interpretation of ethics and its positive impact upon mental, social health. Application: moral ideas diffused through Art-Po concept (visual and verbal multi-media learning, creativity and presentation), integrate literature with inspirational moral messages, internalized through inventive cognitive environment. Ethics messages promoted: new mindsets of compatible, non- confrontational, non-polarizing, bilateral worldviews towards ecology of the physical environment. People-oriented, people-generated, intellectual, ethical and mental environment with cultural-climate change is accomplished through: 1) literary genres; 2) art and exhibitions; 3) music compositions; 4) health therapy. Case studies conducted: in California, Missouri, Virginia, Republic of Macedonia. Evidence proves: teaching “Ecology of the soul” concept is creative, constructive counteraction to destructive and decadent moral behaviour. Main argument: Innovative advancement of traditional moral value systems reports successful outcome on academic, artistic, medical, government and non-government, non-ideological, individual and institutional level. Conclusion: intellectual, emotional and spiritual environment of educated and cultivated individual awareness contributes to increased moral responsibility in dealing with physical environment. Advanced protection of moral, besides ozone layer, achieved positive change. Keywords: Ethics-esthetics, art-literature therapy, mental environment, synchronized multi-media

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Marija Kukubajska
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 14:53
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2015 14:53

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