Life Style and Attitude towards Sustainable Development Goals among Prospective Teachers at Secondary Level By Sreevidya R. and Dr. Mubi K. Mohamed Ali


The 2030 agenda for sustainable development adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. Essentially the agenda contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries, developed and developing in a global partnership. Sustainable development is an organized factor that leads to keeping renewable and restricted recourses on earth. Sustainable living means understanding how the lifestyle choices impact the world around us and finding ways for everyone to live better and lighter. Sustainable living and lifestyles for the first time appear in the Sustainable Development Goals. Change in attitude towards sustainable development (SD) means a change in one’s feelings towards the issues related to environment, society, or economy. This study discusses the role of different lifestyles and attitude of   prospective teachers at secondary level for achieving sustainable development goals. The present study is being conducted in Thrissur District in Kerala. For the study, the investigators adopted the survey method and data was collected from five B.Ed. colleges in Thrissur district by using stratified random sampling technique. The tools used were lifestyle scale and self-made questionnaire for study the attitude of   prospective teachers at secondary level towards sustainable development goals. The sample is selected from 300 students from five B.Ed. colleges in Thrissur district. On the basis of analysis, the investigators concluded that there is a significant difference in the mean scores of   prospective teachers at secondary level regarding lifestyle and attitude towards sustainable development goals. The study proved to be a great asset in the field of sustainability and sustainable development goals. Training institution is to be provide preservice training to   prospective teachers at secondary level, so that they could guide students to follow sustainable life style. Courses are to be developed by which pupil teachers could become more responsible in achieving the target of SDG by 2030.

Keywords: lifestyle, attitude, sustainable development goals

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