Daily practices show that the environmental problems of our time require both from university and school teachers much attention to environmental development world view on the education of an individual. Requirements to specialist training in continuing environmental education increase when realizing the need to form environmentally-conscious person.
On February 24 – 25, 2022, III International Scientific and Methodological Conference «Environmental Education and Sustainable Development. Condition, goals, problems, and prospects» was held on-line based on our Institute.
The main goal of the Conference is to form the international interdisciplinary platform to discuss relevant issues of the environmental education coming from the world’s Concept purposes of a Sustainable Development and the Development of Education System of the Republic of Belarus.
Distinguished scientists and specialists in environmental education from the Russian Federation, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Belarus spoke at the plenary session: Dziatkovskaya Elena, Grishaeva Yuliya, Ermakov Dmitry, Chestina Tatyana, Avgusmanova Tatyana, Ordobayev Beyshenbek, Russkih Ivan.
257 reports were submitted for the Conference. 350 representatives (25 professors and 59 PhDs) from various educational, research and administrative institutions took part in the Conference: 24 higher education institutions of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Gomel, Brest, Grodno, Gorki, Pinsk), 13 colleges, 9 gymnasiums, 2 lyceums, 38 secondary schools, 23 pre-school institutions, 9 supplementary education institutions, and also 42 foreign higher education institutions and organizations from 10 countries: the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republic of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Italy and the People’s Republic of China.
83 innovative scientific and training methodological materials have been submitted for the round table «Environmental education and sustainable development» at the moment.
Arrangement and holding of III International Scientific Methodological Conference «Environmental education and sustainable development. Condition, goals, problems, and prospects» allowed creating electronic discussion platform for teachers of pre-school, secondary and higher education institutions, methodologists of supplementary education and specialists of other organizations in environmental education to implement sustainable development purposes.
It created the conditions for constructive dialogue, experience share, analysis of certain forms and work methods in organizing environmental education events. Conference results will be useful to all participants of this event and the proposed recommendations will be applied in practice.
Attracting a significant number of participants from both the Republic of Belarus and countries of near and far abroad contributed to professional contacts increase. It will allow implementing new research areas and finally increase the effectiveness of work in the international cooperation in environmental education to implement sustainable development purposes.