Energy Resources in Science Education

Energy Resources in Science Education

Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Editor: D. F. Kirwan
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190969

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Energy Resources in Science Education contains essays from the 1985 International Conference on Science and Technology Education and Future Human Needs held in India. The conference addresses the issue of developing alternative energy sources. It also focuses on the major role teachers plays in the development of the children who will benefit from the outcome of the conference. The book provides some ideas about energy and teaching practices that have contributed to successful education of energy in the schools around the world. The text begins with an introduction to the concept of education as it relates to energy production and conversion. Some useful teaching methods are identified such as field trip activities, creating solar-powered projects and, the use of audio-visual aids. Guidelines in developing an energy curriculum are also discussed in the book. The text can serve as a useful tool for school directors, teachers, policymakers, students, and researchers in the field of education.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Section A: Energy and Education


    1. The Concept of Energy, Its Structure and Teaching Strategy

    2. Physics Concepts in Energy Conversion

    3. Teaching Methodology in Energy Education

    4. Energy Curriculum Development Guidelines

    Section B: Energy Education at the Primary Level


    5. Energy Concepts in Primary Education

    6. Energy Activities in Primary Education

    Section C: Energy Education at the Secondary Level


    7. Teaching about Energy at the Secondary Level

    8. Strategies for Promoting an Interest in Energy Issues at the Secondary Level

    9. An Outline Program for Teaching about Wind Power

    10. Teaching about Solar Energy

    11. Teaching about Hydro-Electric Power

    12. Teaching about Geothermal Energy

    13. Teaching about Fossil Fuels

    14. Teaching about Nuclear Energy

    15. Teaching about Biomass

    16. Strategies for Teaching Conservation of Energy

    Section D: Energy Education at the Tertiary Level


    17. The Teaching of Energy at the Tertiary Level

    18. Energy Studies

    Section E: Energy Education around the World


    19. An Energy Module for Liberal Art Students

    20. An Energy Program for Sierra Leone Secondary Schools

    21. Site Visits as Part of Physics Education in the Senior Secondary School in Finland

    22. Energy Education in Pre-Vocational Courses in Ireland

    23. KSSP's Non-Formal Educational Program to Popularize the Energy Theme and Its Social Implications

    24. Teaching about Energy in the UK: A Physicist's View of the Changes

    25. Energy Education in Norwegian Schools

    26. Energy Education in Venezuela

    27. Teaching Energy for Social Needs

    28. Teaching Strategy for the Effective Implementation of Energy Education

    Section F: Sample Energy Education Fact Sheets


    29. Solar Heating and Cooling

    30. Conventional Nuclear Reactors

    31. Wind Power

    32. Geothermal Energy


Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483190969

About the Editor

D. F. Kirwan

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University of Rhode Island, USA

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