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Integration of Green Soft Skills in Malaysian Technical Education

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The purpose of this study is to explore the attributes and characters of green soft skills that have been integrated in teaching and learning Civil Engineering Studies Course (CESC) in Malaysian Technical Secondary School (MTSS). This study involved seventy eight (78) CESC teachers from nineteen (19) MTSS. This study found that the integration of green soft skills in MTSS was aligned with the required green technology in industry. The green soft skills were integrated using five different approaches; lectures, brainstorming, discussion, slides show and demonstration. Five main constraints that the CESC teachers had to face in order to integrate the green soft skills attribute and characteristics are; (a) inadequate understanding of the green soft skills; (b) no specific methods and guideline to implement the green soft skills; (c) the green soft skills were not assessed during the examination; (d) no specific description of syllabus to implement the green soft skills in teaching and learning activities; and (e) the contents of the CESC syllabus did not emphasize on green soft skills for this to happen.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2013

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