Volume 14, Number 1

Measuring Sustainable Development Education for Information Technology Education Program Review
using Staunch© Criteria Instrument


Martin Shafiihuna Haufiku and Maizatul Hayati Mohamad Yatim, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia


This article explains the results of a study that focuses on measuring Sustainable Development (SD) education for Information Technology Education (ITE) program review in UPSI. A Sustainable Development Education Model (SDEM) was constructed in this study using two integration approaches, namely a horizontal integration and a vertical integration. Both integration approaches were used to measure courses offered in the existing program with selected courses on the implementation of the SD education. The SD education in the selected programming and networking courses was measured using a self-assessment of sustainability criteria based on the Sustainability Tool for Assessing Universities Curricula Holistically (or STAUNCH©). STAUNCH© is an analytical software used to analyze courses and academic programs across all disciplines specifically on assessing the contribution of their curricula to SD. The software analyzed two parts of SD education evaluation which are curriculum evaluation and concept evaluation, using descriptive statistics with percentage cross-tabulation method. The results from the first part show that there is a normal distribution in ESD contribution by each course and a low indication on the grade strength for SD contribution in curriculum evaluation. The results from the second part show that there is a high importance to agree on the components used in the design of SD integration concept and an average rate of SD integration into the curriculum. For the teaching and learning method used, it was found that a cross-disciplinary approach, a mix-method approach, and a project-based learning (PBL) is extremely important for the successful SD integration into the curriculum. The study concludes that upon measuring the selected programming and networking courses in the ITE program, the SD integration within these courses are above average and necessary steps are needed to be taken accordingly. The study implies that SD education not only benefits the curriculum provider, but also the students because they are the future inheritors of technology as it benefits a sustainable future.


Sustainability development (SD), STAUNCH©, information technology education program review.