The Inclusion of Environmental Education for the Second Year College Students’ Writing Class in Indonesian Context: “We Care”
Lestari Setyowati, Sony Sukmawan, Ana Ahsana El-Sulukiyyah
Available Online 20 October 2020.
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- environmental education, opinion essay, writing
- This study is intended to describe 1) the students’ overall ability in writing an opinion essay, 2) the students’ reasons why environmental protection is important, and 3) the suggested actions to protect the environment as reflected in the students’ essay. The design of the study was content analysis and descriptive quantitative design. The main instrument used to collect the data was documentation. The result of the study shows that the students’ essays fall in the ‘good’ (46%), ‘very good’ (42%), and ‘excellent’ (12%) category according to the institutional standard. The two main reasons for preserving and protecting nature as given in their essays are 1) because human life depends on nature for food and protection and 2) because the earth is a home for all living beings. The actions to protect nature, among others, are 1) doing reforestation, 2) not doing overexploitation of natural resources, 3) keeping the environment clean, 4) doing selective logging, and 5) not dumping waste on the river. The study suggests that the use of environmental topics in language classroom enable the students to write better, strengthen the students’ environmental awareness, and raise their critical thinking ability to solve the environmental problems.
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TY - CONF AU - Lestari Setyowati AU - Sony Sukmawan AU - Ana Ahsana El-Sulukiyyah PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/20 TI - The Inclusion of Environmental Education for the Second Year College Students’ Writing Class in Indonesian Context: “We Care” BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 387 EP - 391 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.086 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.086 ID - Setyowati2020 ER -