Sustainable education model through recycling and ekorelawan volunteering activities

Shahrom Md Zain, N. A. Mahmood, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, M. A. Zawawi, L. F. Mamat, N. F M Saad

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Abstract

The sustainable education model with the combination of UKM's recycling centre (PKSUKM) is an educational innovation in UKM's waste management system. Volunteering activities through environmental education and recycling activities are important components in this model. This study aims to establish ekorelawan service among the students of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FKAB) through their involvement in recycling activities on campus and within the larger community beyond campus. Therefore, surveys were conducted to determine the acceptance and willingness of students to engage in ekorelawan activities. A pilot study was done with the involvement of second-year students (73 students) of the Department of Civil & Structural Engineering in three programmes that were carried out during their first semester of the academic session 2014/2015. The programmes were Mengasihi Alam Anugerah Maha Pencipta (MAMA); recycling activities with students from a school in Bandar Baru Bangi; and an event to create awareness of the need for the conservation of Alur Ilmu UKM. Two surveys were conducted before (the start of the semester) and after the three programmes were run (the final semester). Only 23 students (32%) were interested in pursuing these voluntary activities. Time was the main constraint that prevented students from participating in ekorelawan programmes. The results of this pilot study are important in order to improve the programme and at the same time to devise strategies to attract more students of FKAB to participate in ekorelawan's programmes in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-48
Number of pages14
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities
Volume24
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2016

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Keywords

  • Ekorelawan
  • FKAB
  • Recycling
  • Sustainable education model
  • Volunteer

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  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Sustainable education model through recycling and ekorelawan volunteering activities. / Md Zain, Shahrom; Mahmood, N. A.; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin; Zawawi, M. A.; Mamat, L. F.; Saad, N. F M.

In: Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol. 24, No. April, 01.04.2016, p. 35-48.

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