Development Potential of Teaching Materials for Environmental Education Based on Local Potentials of Riau Province in Higher Education

Rudy Haryanto, Suwondo ., Sri Wulandari


The implementation of an excellent Environmental Education enables the improvement in environmental potentials according to the characteristics of its region. However, teaching materials for environmental education in higher education tends to be limited for students. This research was conducted to identify development potentials of teaching materials based on local potentials in higher education. The study on local potentials was conducted in Riau Province integrated with the environmental education curriculum in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) at Universitas Riau. The research was conducted in November-December 2018. It employed a descriptive qualitative approach, where the data collection was conducted through observation, interview, and literature review. The analyzed parameters included (1) analysis of environmental education curriculum in FKIP at Universitas Riau; (2) Identification of local potentials in the form of local environmental problems in Riau Province; and (3) analysis of the development potentials of teaching materials for environmental education based on local potentials of Riau Province in learning at Higher Education. The research results revealed that Environmental Education in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Universitas Riau has Sub Achievement which become the lecture topics in the form of describing various environmental problems both local and global levels, as well as the causes and effects for humans and environment. On the other hand, Riau Province has various environmental problems which have become global and national issues. The problems of Riau Province, which become global issues are the increase of greenhouse gas emission and global warming. Meanwhile, the problems of Riau Province, which become the national issues are deforestation, forest and land Fires, environmental pollutions, and abrasion. The complexity of local potentials regarding the environmental issues in Riau Province can be integrated into learning environmental education in FKIP at Universitas Riau. The integration could be conducted by developing as teaching materials in the form of modules to support the reinforcement of environmental education implementation in Higher Education..

Keywords: environmental education, higher education, local potentials, learning sources

DOI: 10.7176/JEES/9-6-12

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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