ERIC Number: ED187866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Project EFFECT. Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training. Curriculum Guide for the Training of Energy Extension Agents. A Working Paper, Section III: Energy Audit Preparation.
Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.
This third of four sections in a curriculum guide for training energy extension agents contains general introductory materials, an overview of the total curriculum, and four modules: Energy Cost Calculations, Energy Use Survey: Procedure and Techniques, Field Observations (Practicum), and Energy Use Surveys (Practicum). The curriculum is designed for adults with at least eighth grade reading and math skills but without previous technical training. Following a brief description of the project which developed the curriculum (Project EFFECT--Energy for the Future: Education, Conservation, Training), these supplementary materials are provided: energy extension agent competencies, core curriculum outline, and class calendar for the eight-month program. Purpose of the modules is to enable students to conduct energy use surveys on residential or light commercial structures which include (1) surveying all systems in a structure, (2) calculating energy use and costs, (3) recommending appropriate energy conservation changes, (4) figuring payback on investment, and (5) reporting to owner of structure so that he can make effective use of the information. Contents of each module include objectives; teaching/learning activities, resources, and evaluation (quizzes and examinations) keyed to the objectives; and syllabi containing descriptions of content on a class-by-class basis. Also included in ERIC are a volume containing sample worksheets, handouts, and examinations for each module as well as full references to all outside sources needed; other sections of the guide; and a final report of the project--see Note. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Conservation Education, Core Curriculum, Cost Estimates, Costs, Course Descriptions, Efficiency, Employment Opportunities, Energy, Energy Conservation, Experiential Learning, Extension Agents, Field Trips, Fuels, Instructional Materials, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Observation, Paraprofessional Personnel, Postsecondary Education, Power Technology, Practicums, Surveys, Tests, Use Studies, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Center for Energy Conservation.