Education & Community

Empowering Environmental Sustainability Values in Preschool Children In Malaysia Through Comprehensive Nature-Based Learning Modules

Instituitions: 1. Center for Environmental Education (CEED), University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
2. Minnesota Association For Environmental Education, USA

Syaza is a full-time Ph.D. student in the Educational Psychology Program at the School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor.

Syaza is enthusiastic about ensuring that pre-school children are exposed to nature-based learning early on, which is essential for their cognitive development. She plans to undergo her attachment at the Center for Environmental Education, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States of America on the topic of “Empowering Environmental Sustainability Values in Preschool Children in Malaysia Through Comprehensive Nature-Based Learning Modules.”

Syaza’s attachment aims to bridge the gap in environmental education by developing modules that are relevant, effective, and easily accessible to teachers. Additionally, Syaza aims to develop comprehensive modules using nature-based learning to support environmental sustainability values among preschool children in Malaysia.

Through the attachment, she plans to ensure that the developed modules will align with the objectives of the Environmental Sustainability Values in the Malaysian’s education curriculum. To achieve this, she plans to conduct workshops to train teachers on how to effectively implement these modules in their classrooms.

She hopes that the insight gained from the attachment will assist her in encouraging nature-based learning in Malaysia. The introduction of comprehensive modules will ensure that children are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed decisions that will lead to a sustainable future for Malaysia.

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