The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum: A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara

Suganty Kanapathy, Khai Ern Lee, Mazlin Mokhtar, Sharifah Zarina Sved Zakaria, Subarna Sivapalan, Azizah Mohd. Zahidi

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Abstract

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has attracted the attention of numerous researchers in recent years. The focus ESD is to educate individuals to become responsible citizens in the future. Schools are the primary channels through which the students gain an understanding of sustainable development. Using an extensive literature review, a conceptual framework to integrate sustainable development (SD) concept in Chemistry curriculum of Pusat PERMATApintar™ Negara (PPpN) was proposed to investigate stakeholders' knowledge, behaviour and attitude of SD concept as well as the factors that intervene the integration of SD concept in Chemistry curriculum of PPpN. PPpN was selected as a case study because there has been little research conducted to seek gifted children views on ESD. Besides that, it is the first gifted education centre in Malaysia, which offers Chemistry curriculum for students from age range 13 to 17. Gifted students are individuals with natural, intellectual, creative and socio- affective ability to handle complex problem in an easier way. Learning chemical theories and facts alone not able to raise students' capability with sustainable development issues. Addition of more society-oriented approach by concerning environment, social and economy aspects in conjunction with traditional content across Chemistry curriculum may aid in understanding of SD concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with
Subtitle of host publication7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages303-308
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538615232
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2018
Event7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Nov 201716 Nov 2017

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Other7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/11/1716/11/17

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Keywords

  • Chemistry curriculum
  • conceptual framework
  • Education for Sustainable Development
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Kanapathy, S., Lee, K. E., Mokhtar, M., Sved Zakaria, S. Z., Sivapalan, S., & Mohd. Zahidi, A. (2018). The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum: A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017 (pp. 303-308). [8467107] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467107

The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum : A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara. / Kanapathy, Suganty; Lee, Khai Ern; Mokhtar, Mazlin; Sved Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina; Sivapalan, Subarna; Mohd. Zahidi, Azizah.

Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 303-308 8467107.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kanapathy, S, Lee, KE, Mokhtar, M, Sved Zakaria, SZ, Sivapalan, S & Mohd. Zahidi, A 2018, The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum: A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara. in Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017., 8467107, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 303-308, 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13/11/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467107
Kanapathy S, Lee KE, Mokhtar M, Sved Zakaria SZ, Sivapalan S, Mohd. Zahidi A. The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum: A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara. In Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 303-308. 8467107 https://doi.org/10.1109/WEEF.2017.8467107
Kanapathy, Suganty ; Lee, Khai Ern ; Mokhtar, Mazlin ; Sved Zakaria, Sharifah Zarina ; Sivapalan, Subarna ; Mohd. Zahidi, Azizah. / The integration of sustainable development concept in Chemistry curriculum : A conceptual framework for the case of Pusat PERMAT Apintar™ Negara. Proceedings - 2017 7th World Engineering Education Forum, WEEF 2017- In Conjunction with: 7th Regional Conference on Engineering Education and Research in Higher Education 2017, RCEE and RHEd 2017, 1st International STEAM Education Conference, STEAMEC 2017 and 4th Innovative Practices in Higher Education Expo 2017, I-PHEX 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. pp. 303-308
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