The Theocentric Worldview: Sustainability Education for Religion and Spiritual

  • Mohd Mokhtar Muhamad Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Sharifah Intan Sharina Syed Abdullah Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Nurazidawati Mohamad Arsad Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Abstract

Several recent studies started to relate religious beliefs and sustainable behavior. For this reason, there is a high possibility that students’ religious beliefs can be a strong impetus for practicing sustainability knowledge. The education for sustainable development (ESD) in universities should not be separated from the meaningful religious belief of university students. Therefore, we proposed the theocentric worldview which centered on a religion-spiritual relationship with God to be included as a part of ESD. This worldview is important in making ESD content meaningful for religious university students. In this paper, we used a religion-spiritual concept from Islamic teachings as an example of how a religious belief can be embedded within ESD for university students.

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Published
2021-05-30
How to Cite
MUHAMAD, Mohd Mokhtar; SYED ABDULLAH, Sharifah Intan Sharina; MOHAMAD ARSAD, Nurazidawati. The Theocentric Worldview: Sustainability Education for Religion and Spiritual. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 275-292, may 2021. ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <http://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/587>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.26811/peuradeun.v9i2.587.