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Integration of Tauhidic Elements for Environmental Education from the Teachers’ Perspectives

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Institute of Islam Hadhari, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Malaysia
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Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi 43600, Malaysia
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Religions 2020, 11(8), 394; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080394
Received: 9 May 2020 / Revised: 6 July 2020 / Accepted: 7 July 2020 / Published: 31 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reflecting on the Possibilities of Religious Education Research)
Serious environmental damage calls for the need of complementary approaches in applying tauhidic elements for environmental education. Hence, this study examined how the practices of integrating tauhidic elements for environmental education are carried out in two Islamic science boarding schools. A qualitative study was conducted by interviewing two science teachers and two Islamic education teachers from each school and an environmental education coordinator for data triangulation. The participants of this study were sampled using purposive sampling. The interview data transcribed were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings show that the integration of tauhidic elements in the school curriculum takes place with the support of the teachers and school administrators. However, the integration of tauhidic elements for environmental education only takes place through two approaches, namely through the inculcation of values from the teachers’ advice and actions as role models, as well as through the activities of seeking the meaning of the verses in the al-Quran or the Hadith that are related to environmental concepts. The findings also demonstrate that the students already have good environmental knowledge, awareness, and interest in nature, but require enhancements concerning their practices of environmental conservation. In sum, integrating tauhidic elements for environmental education requires the cooperation of science teachers and Islamic education teachers as well as strong support from other subject teachers and environmental clubs in schools. View Full-Text
Keywords: environmental education; environmental values; integration; Islamic values; tauhidic elements environmental education; environmental values; integration; Islamic values; tauhidic elements
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Abd Rahman, N.; Zabidi, F.N.M.; Halim, L. Integration of Tauhidic Elements for Environmental Education from the Teachers’ Perspectives. Religions 2020, 11, 394. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080394

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Abd Rahman N, Zabidi FNM, Halim L. Integration of Tauhidic Elements for Environmental Education from the Teachers’ Perspectives. Religions. 2020; 11(8):394. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080394

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Abd Rahman, Norshariani; Zabidi, Fatin N.M.; Halim, Lilia. 2020. "Integration of Tauhidic Elements for Environmental Education from the Teachers’ Perspectives" Religions 11, no. 8: 394. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11080394

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