ERIC Number: ED203079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation for Vocational Students: Secondary, Postsecondary, Adult/Continuing Education.
Green, C. Paul; Orsak, Charles
This Energy Conservation Curriculum, developed for the Texas Education Agency, is designed to be used for teaching energy conservation in secondary, postsecondary, or adult/continuing education courses. It consists of 11 modules for use in practical, hands-on vocational programs that equip students with the ability to identify, monitor, manage, and curb energy usage in their daily lives and living habits. In addition, there is a comprehensive bibliography (included as module 12) of audiovisuals, books, games, government documents, journals and periodicals, and reports. A 20-minute, 3/4-inch video tape is available, wich explains both how the curriculum can be used and the concept of integrating the energy conservation modules into existing vocational programs. The modular arrangement of the curriculum facilitates learning by creating information packages that can stand alone or be used with other modules or resources. To aid in the implementation of the curriculum, pretests and posttests have been developed for each module; separate bibliographies and lists of terms have also been included. Reproducible charts and graphs are supplied to serve as the basis for handouts and transparencies. Material covered in the modules includes the following: awareness of the energy dilemma; energy usage; understanding utility bills; energy conservation opportunities--water, lighting, appliances; energy consumption as related to building construction; human comfort and energy; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning conservation opportunities; and the economics of energy conservation. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conservation Education, Continuing Education, Curriculum, Economics, Energy, Energy Conservation, Fuel Consumption, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Water Resources
Navarro College, P.O. Box 1170, Corsicana, TX 75110 ($25.00, includes postage).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navarro Coll., Corsicana, TX.; Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Note: For related documents see ED 177 347-357, ED 181 312-315, ED 181 461, and ED 187 896.