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TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURAL CURRICULUM OF HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

Dauda Ali; Sanusi Waziri Gumau and Ajufoh M. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


The role of higher education in creating a more environmentally sustainable future is irrefutable. However, since the inception of sustainability in 1989 through the world commission on environment and development (Usman, Dauda and Shitufa, 2008), there has not been any clear evidence of definite framework in training the architectural educators to be environmentally literate in Nigeria. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study to examined the level of awareness and training background of Architectural educators on sustainability and sustainability content in studio project and related courses. Questionnaire formed the basic instrument for data collection while the data obtained were analyzed using frequency count and percentage. The study find out that the level of awareness on sustainability issues among educators was low. Based on the findings, the study, recommended the introduction of sustainability in our curriculum, organization of more training programmes related to sustainability and revision of existing curricula to inculcate sustainability awareness in the minds of future Architects.

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