In Theravada, consciousness is always "consciousness of something". It is not a "thing" called consciousness which sits there glowing away.
There is eye-consciousness, ear-consciousness, tongue-consciousness, nose-consciousness, body-consciousness, mind-consciousness.
See for example...SN 35.28: Fire Sermonhttp://www.buddhanet.net/budsas/ebud/ebsut026.htm
Someone who thought consciousness was a "thing" that transmigrates from body to body was Sati the Fisherman's Son. The Buddha gave him a right good shelacking for his Wrong View...MN 37: Culatanhasankhaya Sutta http://dhammaweb.net/Tipitaka/read.php?id=71
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine