Wednesday, July 15, 2009

No environment awareness in school curriculum

New Sabah Times Online
Published on 14th July, 2009

PETALING JAYA: The education ministry has no plans to introduce environmental awareness as a stand-alone curriculum in schools, said its deputy director-general, Datuk Noor Rezan Bapoo Hisham.

Instead, teachers should be creative in incorporating such awareness in the teaching of science, geography and languages for the benefit of students, she said.

“A teacher who is creative will be able to incorporate everything in the teaching. This is something that a teacher has to learn to do,” she told reporters after presenting the Toyota Eco Rangers Award to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (P) Sri Aman here yesterday.

The school emerged champion in the Toyota Eco Rangers Programme which comprised workshops, concept paper presentation, tree-planting, greening and nurturing activities.

The aim of the programme, initiated by Toyota in partnership with Yayasan Anak Warisan Alam, is to encourage holistic development of students in schools, through caring and cultivation of the environment, and raise environmental awareness.
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