ERIC Number: ED198321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Energy Awareness Curriculum, 1980.
Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.
This curriculum guide contains course content for a series of "mini-courses" that can be presented in an adult continuing education program in area technical-vocational schools and community colleges. The program consists of nine modules, each divided into units and including learning objectives and student handouts. The modules cover the following areas: (1) awareness of the energy dilemma--an introduction and prerequisite for the other courses; (2) surveying energy usage--a brief assessment of the energy used in the United States by the various energy-user categories; (3) utility bills and economics of energy conservation--a discussion of energy pricing, the development of power utility rate structure, and natural gas rate fluctuations; (4) how to search for energy conservation opportunities--a presentation of opportunities for the individual and the community to save and to conserve energy in the automobile, the home, and the use of appliances; (5) lighting conservation opportunities--lighting for energy conservation; (6) hot water heating conservation opportunities--techniques for selecting, installing, and operating the domestic hot water heater; (7) appliance energy conservation opportunities--techniques for purchasing, operating, and maintaining appliances; (8) building construction versus energy consumption--factors involved in building an energy-efficient home; and (9) heating, ventilating, and air conditioning conservation--principles of heating and cooling buildings. Lists of printed and audiovisual resources are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Air Conditioning, Behavioral Objectives, Building Design, Building Innovation, Community Colleges, Conservation Education, Construction Materials, Construction (Process), Continuing Education, Course Content, Depleted Resources, Energy Conservation, Equipment, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Heat Recovery, Heating, Instructional Materials, Learning Modules, Lighting, Lighting Design, Motor Vehicles, Natural Resources, Postsecondary Education, Structural Elements (Construction), Technical Education, Underground Facilities, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas State Dept. of Education, Topeka. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.
Note: Some pages may not reproduce well due to light print. For related documents see CE 028 003-004.