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Purpose of Education and Spiritual Potential; What is Your Definition

Indrawati, Turmudi and Rohana, Hamzah and Sarimah, Ismail and Muhammad Afzamiman, Aripin and Nor Hasrina, Mohamad and Haslinda, Hashim and Nur Qistina, Andin (2017) Purpose of Education and Spiritual Potential; What is Your Definition. Sains Humanika, 9 (1-2). pp. 23-31. ISSN 2289-6996

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Abstract

Developing and producing a holistic human capital has been a major concern to Malaysian education system. Therefore, the National Education Philosophy has been formed based on a mission to produce a balance and holistic individual in terms of physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual based on firm belief and devotion to God. In contrary, education system nowadays is more focused on intellectual and practical aspects, whereas spiritual dimension has being neglected. Spiritual dimension is taught separately in spiritual subjects and the responsibility to teach is given to the educators in the areas concerned. Needs analysis conducted on technical and engineering educators from three engineering faculty at UTM shows that majority of participants do not really understand the real purpose of education, the meaning of spiritual potential and also how spiritual potential can be developed through Technical and Engineering Education. Therefore, there is a possibility that this potential has been less developed through Engineering Education courses in UTM.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Holistic; human capital; education; technical and engineering education; spiritual
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Noorul Farina Arifin
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2017 06:55
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 06:55
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/18999
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