ERIC Number: ED127243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Energy Education in Florida's High Schools: A Two-Week Credit Institute for Teachers in North Florida. Final Report, Volume I.
LaHart, David E.; Allen, Rodney F.
This is the final report of a workshop in which selected teachers from Florida public schools learned about energy technology and conservation, and teaching methodology needed to incorporate energy education into existing school curriculum. Participants were teachers of science, social studies, environmental studies, and home economics. During the first week, energy issues such as nuclear power, alternative energy sources, biological energy systems, and electrical power generation were studied. Social and environmental cost benefits of various alternatives were explored, also. The second week was devoted to developing teaching materials and skills. Curriculum models and model lessons, some of which make use of newspaper articles, are provided. These involve (1) distinction between ethical and non-ethical questions, (2) development of argumentation skills, (3) problem definition, and (4) social change theories. Eight sample classroom activities, prepared from existing governmental reports, are included. These rely on maps and charts to help students understand energy supply, conversion, and use. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
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