Seeding the ‘We’ Factor in Every ‘Me’Author : Yasmin Ghani Khan
Volume 1 No.1 January-June 2012 pp 60-62
Environment, its conservation and sustainable development are the talk of the day. While conducting researches on various age groups regarding their attitude and behavior towards this issue, it was felt that the ‘tubula rasa’ could be developed as perfect weapon against environmental exploitation. These little ones ought to be caught juvenile to be moulded into socially constructive creatures instead of just being successful professionals indifferent to environment and mankind. Children have to be helped to groom the ‘we-feeling’ of belongingness in society so that they deal with their problems without creating problems for others with specific reference to environmental problems. Environmental education must be integrated with academics at all levels of education particularly the affective domain in primary school (rather than having it as a school subject that the learner may like or dislike). It also suggests that the bird (students) be caught early in the process of educating them for living a life ornamented with ethical boundaries yet open to new innovation and respect for coexistence.
Social Imagination, Environmental Conservation, We-Factor, Social Action, Research