Applying Concept Maps to Analyse the Level of Sustainable Development Awareness Held by Policy Makers in Malta

Green, Sheryl (2012) Applying Concept Maps to Analyse the Level of Sustainable Development Awareness Held by Policy Makers in Malta. In: Concept Maps: Theory, Methodology, Technology. Proc. of the Fifth Int. Conference on Concept Mapping. University of Malta, Valetta, Malta, pp. 33-40. ISBN 978-99957-0-308-0

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There is the need to create a common purpose in the world’s governmental sectors so that the world can adapt to future change. Various practices are being adopted worldwide to promote sustainable development. Such practices should also be upheld in Malta, so that like other countries, it can contribute effectively to building a sustainable future. The road to sustainable development requires both an understanding of this concept and a commitment from all the policy makers. This study was conducted to explore the level of awareness of sustainable development held by policy makers. It also looks into the sustainable practices promoted by them in their workplace and in their personal lifestyle. Concept maps were used to identify key ideas and underlying interconnections between the policy makers’ perceptions of sustainable development and whether they have developed the necessary values and attitudes required to promote sustainability. The study brings valuable insights into issues related to sustainable development implementation at both local and national level. It provides suggestions that focus on educational target points required to improve current practices of sustainable development to make this a successful agenda in the Maltese Islands.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paper, CMC2012
Subjects: J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr. Ernest Prats
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2012 20:45
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2012 11:32

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