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A new approach to teaching “The World Around Us”

Z. A. Khusainov, Z. E. Minnebaeva, I. T. Gaisin, R. I. Gaisin, G. A. Mikailova


The importance of folk pedagogy in children upbringing is undeniable, but still it is not used widely. The innovative methods of teaching “The World Around Us” to primary school children, based on the knowledge about nature accumulated by the Tatar people, are presented in this article. The Tatar people have developed their own cognition dialectic of nature and communication with it, their own system of familiarizing the youth with a careful attitude to the environment. It is very important not to lose it. Modern education will benefit of using folk knowledge and traditions. It helps to build national identification of students, to enrich their spiritual life, to form their ecological culture, to form the right attitude to nature. The pedagogical experience, traditions, rites and customs of the Tatar people about nature can be the foundation for the students’ ecological culture formation at the lessons of “The World Around Us”. Therefore, we propose to use some innovative methods of teaching “The World Around Us” in primary schools.  


Tatar people, folk pedagogy, traditions, customs, ecological culture

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