JoLIE 12:2/2019


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Marta Bogusławska-Tafelska




Education at its best – these profound human transactions called knowing, teaching, and learning – is not just about information, and they’re not just about getting jobs. They are about healing. They are about wholeness. They are about empowerment, liberation, transcendence. They are about reclaiming the vitality of life. (Palmer, as cited in Rowe, & Braud 2015: 666)




In Western sciences, we can presently observe a slow but progressing methodological and philosophical transition from Darwinism and cognicentrism towards contemporary holism and from Newtonian, atomistic materialism to a post-Newtonian unification paradigm. Hence, the educational and ecolinguistic paradigms with an integrationist trend come to explain the 21st century holistic view to the public awareness and offer ways to teach their underpinnings in an educational setting. This paper discusses the alternative conceptual-terminological domains that can be referred to for this purpose, also in the scope of this volume on promoting active listening, which sustains effective communication across domains.


Keywords: Ecolinguistics; Culture of consciousness; Conceptual/terminological field; Holism.




The author expresses her gratitude to Oksana Korinetska for her assistance in the process of collecting the research data.





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How to cite this article: Bogusławska-Tafelska, M. (2019). ‘A culture of consciousness’: An ecolinguistic perspective on the conceptual-terminological plane of the proposal. A pilot study. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 12(2), 7-10. DOI:



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