RCE Central Semenanjung - 2019

Location

Malaysia
MY
[Experiental Learning] DIY Made Simple Competition: Best of Waste (2019)
Basic Information
Title of project : 
[Experiental Learning] DIY Made Simple Competition: Best of Waste (2019)
Submitting RCE: 
RCE Central Semenanjung
Contributing organization(s) : 
RCE Central Semenanjung, hosted by University of Malaya
Focal point(s) and affiliation(s)
Name: 
Nor Azlin Mat Radi
Organizational Affiliation: 
The Community & Sustainability Centre or UMCares
Name: 
Muhamad Khairul Anuar Senin
Organizational Affiliation: 
The Community & Sustainability Centre or UMCares
Format of project: 
Audiovisual and product
Language of project: 
English
Date of submission:
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Geographical & Education Information
Region: 
Asia-Pacific
Country: 
Malaysia
Address of focal point institution for project: 
​The Community and Sustainability Centre (UMCares)
Level 6, UMCares Green Office, Research Management Innovation Complex (RMIC),
50603, Kuala Lumpur,
MALAYSIA.
Ecosystem(s):
Target Audience:
Contents
Status: 
Ongoing
Period: 
March, 2019
Objectives: 
A supportive and engaging learning environment is an important element for student success. Research findings showed that schools facilities have a profound impact on both teachers and students outcomes. Better infrastructures and facilities affect teacher’s recruitment, retention and effort they give in teaching and work. As for students, it affects their learning, behavior, health, and growth in general and academically. However, it is undeniable that improving the quality of school infrastructure and facilities can be expensive. DIY Made Simple is a program that aims to improve minor infrastructure and facilities of the participating schools which the problems will be identified by the students. The students will then need to propose suggestions by incorporating the utilization of recycled materials to repair and maintain the school infrastructure and facilities. Utilization of school waste is promoted in this program to show the economic benefits of its usage. This program will also encourage creative thinking as the students need to present their ideas in a form of video.
Activities and/or practices employed: 
For 2019, this program will be opened to all secondary schools in Malaysia as well international schools through other RCE members and expected to be completed within 3 months. This program will create positive impacts to all parties involved especially the school students. It is hoped that this program will create a good platform to teach the students not only on hard and soft skills, but also life skills such as responsibility, self-confidence, critical thinking and problem solving.
Size of academic audience: 
Secondary school students of maximum 8 students in a group, with assistance and guidance of 2 mentors
Lessons learned: 
"DIY Made Simple 2019" will create a good platform to teach the students not only on hard and soft skills, but also life skills such as responsibility, self-confidence, critical thinking and problem solving.
Relationship to other RCE activities: 
For 2019, RCE Central Semenanjung would like to invite all RCE especially in Asian countries to participate in this competition.
Funding: 
This project received funding support from University of Malaya through UM Community and Sustainability Centre or UMCares as the Secretariat for RCE Central Semenanjung.

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SDG 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation 
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Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development – Priority Action Areas
Priority Action Area 2 - Transforming learning and training environments 
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Priority Action Area 3 - Building capacities of educators and trainers 
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Priority Action Area 4 - Empowering and mobilizing youth 
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