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Towards a more sustainable architectural education in Malaysia


Shari, Zalina and Jaafar, Mohd Fakri Zaky (2006) Towards a more sustainable architectural education in Malaysia. ALAM CIPTA, International Journal on Sustainable Tropical Design Research & Practice, 1 (1). pp. 57-64. ISSN 1823-7231; ESSN: 2289-3687


The role of higher education in creating a more environmentally sustainable future is irrefutable. However, there is currently no clear evidence of definitive framework in training the professionals to be environmentally literate. The article is an extended analysis of a survey conducted to assess the level of integration and implementation of sustainability issues in the curricula of programmes at the schools of architecture in Malaysia. It looked on the level of awareness and training background of educators on sustainability and the sustainability content in studio projects and related courses. Based on the earlier findings, this article recommends the organisation of more training programs related to sustainability, the revision of existing curricula to inculcate sustainability awareness at lower years and the incorporation of humanistic aspects of sustainability into architectural education.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Publisher: Faculty of Design & Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Sustainability; Architectural education; Integration; Curriculum; Malaysia
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2009 04:30
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 00:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/2440
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