Sustainable Development Concept Awareness Among Students In Higher Education

Florianna Lendai, Anak Michael Mulok and Hana, Binti Hamidi and Helmi, Bin Sumilan and Victoria, Jonathan and Sheilla Lim, Binti Omar Lim and Nur Fatihah, Abdullah Bandar and Siti Mariam, Binti Abdullah and Nik Norsyamimi, Binti Md Nor and Abang Ahmad, Abang Izhar (2019) Sustainable Development Concept Awareness Among Students In Higher Education. In: International Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Resource Security, 5-6th November 2019, The Royal Widad Residences, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

As higher education is given a primary role as knowledge producer, it serves as a powerful means to help create a more sustainable future which involves educating students on the necessity of sustainable development. The purpose of this case study was to survey the students’ awareness, attitudes and actions in regard to sustainable development. The study was conducted in one of the public universities in Malaysia located in Kota Samarahan. Questionnaire used was developed based on learning objectives provided by UNESCO. A total of 79.2% (N=507) of students from the same programme participated in the study. Results indicated that 40.7% (N=239) students have insufficient knowledge on sustainable development. Using ANOVA test, it was found that there are significant differences between students’ year of study and their sustainability awareness, attitudes, and actions. Further findings revealed that the final year students have the highest level of sustainability awareness (M=3.918, SD=.517), attitudes (M=4.349, SD=.514) and actions (M=4.365, SD=.538) as compared to Year 1 and 2. Improvising the current higher education curriculum is required to effectively equip the students with the knowledge an

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable development, Awareness, Higher Education, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Michael Mulok
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2019 00:12
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2019 00:12
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/28332

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