Knowledge: A Verb or a Noun in Education for Sustainable Development
International Journal of Elementary Education
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2016, Pages: 58-62
Received: Sep. 21, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 6, 2016; Published: Nov. 18, 2016
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Fouzia Khanam, Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
Zebun Nisa Khan, Department of Education, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
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Abstract
Knowledge is the fact of knowing about something, general understanding or familiarity with the subject. The goal of quality education for Sustainable development is achievable, if, knowledge of Sustainable development is understood in a right direction. Knowledge according to revised Bloom’s Taxonomy has two dimensions; knowledge as theory in content, and knowledge as action in verbs, making a taxonomical grid. The present efforts in education is more towards ESD knowledge as content than knowledge as action, that makes scope of ESD very limited. In the present study a comparative analysis of the students of Madrasa and Non Madrasa background (the two very different medium of instruction) was given a questionnaire to test their knowledge content about Sustainable development. The conclusion is drawn according to the result done on the premise developed earlier.
Keywords
Knowledge, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Madrasa, Curricula, Taxonomy, Environmental
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Fouzia Khanam, Zebun Nisa Khan, Knowledge: A Verb or a Noun in Education for Sustainable Development, International Journal of Elementary Education. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2016, pp. 58-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ijeedu.20160506.11
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