Sustainability Awareness In Environmental Education

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This conceptual review aims to highlight the concept of the variables and terms used in this study as being discussed in the previous literatures. The review will be able to provide insight and explanation on the related concept used and promote the understanding on the study.
2.1.1 Environmental knowledge
The attention towards environmental knowledge is developing consistently with the growing of sustainability awareness. Environmental knowledge is basically the understanding regarding environmental problems and issues as well as possible ways and responsible steps to solve the problems (Kaufmann, Panni, & Orphanidou, 2012; Zsóka, Szerényi, Széchy, & Kocsis, 2013). Environmental knowledge related to ones ability to identify or define environmental
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The conference gave attention on the importance of developing environmental knowledge at all levels regardless local or global concern as well as basic environmental education either in formal school system or informal learning background. The environmental education has been formally defined as “A process aimed at developing a world population that is aware of and concerned about the total environment and its associated problems, and which has knowledge, attitudes, motivations, commitments and skills to work individually and collectively towards solutions of current problems and the prevention of new ones” (UNESCO, 1977). Consequently, it signifies the serious importance of environmental knowledge in the early years and the increasing importance of environmental knowledge and awareness considering current worsen environmental condition (Lateh & Muniandy,…show more content…
In order to realise successful knowledge sharing, it is important to understand further implication related to knowledge sharing behaviour since there are various factors that promote or impede knowledge sharing (Tsai et al., 2012). Knowledge sharing practice is not without challenges. Numerous factors stand in between knowledge sharing practise and successful knowledge sharing. Asrar-ul-Haq & Anwar (2016) studied on the potential issues and challenges obstructing the knowledge sharing practice. Further study done by Phung, Hawryszkiewycz, & Binsawad (2016) summarised the barriers to effective knowledge sharing to three main categories mentioned as “the major critical barriers”. The hurdles towards effective knowledge sharing identified from the study are “Individual barriers” made up of psychological ownership, lack of motivation and lack of trust. Meanwhile the “Organisation barriers” consisted of lack of rewards and recognition systems, lack of organization culture and lack of leadership. Despite the rapid development of information technology which assists the improvement of knowledge sharing, “Technology barriers” had been identified as the third barriers comprised of lack of technical support as well as insufficient technology

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