ERIC Number: ED210453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Designing an Energy Education Curriculum in Productive Conservation for Vocational Education Students.
Rassen, Rachel L.
Current energy shortages have created the need for educational programs to prepare tomorrow's consumers and workers for occupations that are more responsive to the realities of the energy situation. Particularly needed is an energy program stressing productive conservation. (Productive conservation emphasizes using less energy to perform the same amount of work and is distinguished from the approach that views conservation as curtailment.) Because of the shortage of current and appropriate instructional materials, a new energy awareness and conservation project entitled "Energy Awareness and Conservation: You Make the Differences," was undertaken to design an energy education curriculum that would mesh with ongoing educational activities and that would be compatible with existing courses and vocational training programs. The materials developed included two introductory motivational modules, an activity package for classroom use, and reference guides describing exemplary conservation activities. In addition, a series of guidelines were formulated for use by those involved in curriculum development efforts. Included among these guidelines were suggestions for assessing the need for materials, targeting materials, designing materials to complement ongoing instructional activities, providing for future modification, and formulating dissemination plans. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Energy Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Vocational Association (Atlanta, GA, December 1981).