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ERIC Number: EJ1115692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
Malaysia's EOC Strategy in Strengthening the Science Knowledge, Awareness and National Interest towards the Polar Regions
Shabudin, Ahmad Firdaus Ahmad; Said, Noor Azzah; Rahim, Rashidah Abdul; Ng, Theam Foo
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n12 p5516-5532 2016
This study aims to examine Malaysia's involvement in the Polar Regions, in the context of education, outreach, and communication (EOC), and consequently, to determine the effectiveness of these initiatives. Using qualitative and quantitative research analyses, this study found that Malaysia's experiences in EOC can be used to increase public knowledge and awareness towards the Polar Regions. In 2015, an exploratory study was conducted to survey the general knowledge, understanding and opinions of young Malaysians with regard to environmental citizenship on polar-related issues. Moving from there, Malaysia became actively engaged in EOC programmes to increase awareness among its young citizens and to develop national interest on the Polar Regions. Hence, knowledge and concerns of Malaysia's young citizens about Polar Regions have been well developed, especially on issues related to climate change. The survey conducted was important for evaluating the effectiveness of Malaysia's initiatives on the Polar Regions in the context of EOC. Consequently, these initiatives have made it possible for Malaysia to establish the scenario of the nation's agenda on Polar Regions, with the support of the Malaysian public. Following that, Malaysia took the initiatives to map out the future landscape of Malaysia's involvement in the Polar Regions. To develop future strategies for the national polar governance, information on Malaysia's activities in the Polar Regions is important in coordinating stakeholder's initiatives with the available funds for EOC initiatives during the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Antarctica; Malaysia
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