Promoting Environmental Sustainability Among OUM Adult Learners

Sharifah Rosfashida Syed Abd Latif , and Thirumeni Subramaniam, and Wirawani Kamarulzaman, and Chiam Chooi Chea, (2020) Promoting Environmental Sustainability Among OUM Adult Learners. E-PROCEEDING OF THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IMMERSIVE EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY 2020. pp. 28-37. ISSN 978-967-0792-XX-X


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In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Quality Education, Open University Malaysia strives to promote environmental education and create environmental awareness through its lifelong learning framework. The university has embedded environmental component in one of topic with one of its university courses that is offered in the first semester. Topic 10 within the OUMH1603 course on Learning Skills for 21st Century is titled Environment and Us. This study aims to measure the level of environmental literacy and examine the correlation between learner’s disposition and learning experience among learners who have taken the course. The 2011 Framework for Assessing Environmental Literacy by the North American Association for Environmental Education was adopted for this purpose. Data were collected through online survey in two phases. The level of knowledge of the OUM students were proven to be high, ranging from an average means score of 3.86 to 4.33. The second part of the analysis shows that there is also a significant strong correlation between students’ learning experience of the course (3.99 to 4.44) and their dispositions as well as their willingness to volunteer in environmental projects. The findings suggest that embedding environmental education within a widely distributed formal education framework can contribute positively to the effort to create environmentally literate adults.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental literacy, environmental sustainability, adult learners, disposition
Subjects: > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Depositing User: Siti Norfazila Ismail
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2021 01:16
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 03:14

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