The status of knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of postgraduate students towards Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)
Keywords:education for sustainable development, knowledge, attitude, behaviour, postgraduate students
As we race against time to save our dying home, it is more important than ever to start doing something that will help us prolong our stay on this planet. One of the efforts is by having a sustainable development (SD). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2005 have developed ESD programme to reach this goal as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by year 2030. This study aims to identify the level of knowledge, attitude, and behaviour of postgraduate students towards ESD as they are the changing agents and are directly inflicted by the human activities in the present. This quantitative study use questionnaire form that were responded by postgraduate students to tally the responses frequencies by using IBM SPSS Statistics 23. The findings show that there is satisfactory level of understanding towards ESD, positive attitudes towards ESD and moderate positive behaviour toward ESD.
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