ENHANCING CREATIVITY IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION THROUGH HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION FOR EDUCATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY IN SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA

M. A. Iyam, R. E. Udonwa

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The focus of this work is concern with enhancing creativity in tertiary institution through Home Economics Education for Educational Sustainability in south-south Nigeria. The study was a descriptive survey of 2016 respondents from six tertiary institutions in the south-south. The sample comprises 206 respondents representing 10% of the estimated population of student in the chosen tertiary institution. A validated instrument entitled Enhancing Creativity in Home Economics Education for Educational Sustainability Questionnaire (ECHEESQ), validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument ranges from .78 to .85 respectively and the analysis was done with descriptive and inferential statistics. It reviewed ways of sustainable development in home economics education and hindrance encountered by Home Economists in reaching their goals in sustainable development. The findings reveled that home Economic education if properly planned can create jobs opportunities for the teeming unemployed graduate who can foster economic sustainability. Also, it proffered possible strategies of enhancing creativity in Home Economics for sustainable development. This paper submits that enhancing sustainable development is part of the goals of home economics and creativity enhances sustainable development in home economics.

 

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enhancing creativity, home economics education, educational sustainability, South-South Nigeria

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