ERIC Number: ED208247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Solar Energy Installers Curriculum Guide. Final Report, September 18, 1980-August 15, 1981.
Seaman, George B., Sr.
This publication is a curriculum guide for the installation of solar equipment. It is divided into the three major areas of general knowledge, technical design, and installation/maintenance. Associated is a list of relevant and prerequisite competencies identified as appropriate toward student interest groups of technician, installer, avocationist, and consumer. The step-by-step guide is designed to provide the teacher and/or curriculum developer with a comprehensive program in the technology of solar energy that can be used to train persons who wish to be service persons in the comfort industry. The guide was developed from analysis of job tasks required of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and solar service workers. The guide consists of 11 units covering the following: introduction and theory (solar history, introduction to active solar, and the sun); engineering (the solar system); design (the collector, storage, and the electrical system); and installation and maintenance (whole house, solar application, and servicing solar installations). Unit guides for each unit contain instructional objectives, reference materials, visual aids, method performance conditions required of instructors, an outline showinq a step-by-step breakdown of all subject matter to be covered, student evaluation criteria to meet competencies, and a sequence of instruction. Unit tests are provided. (The final project report describinq the activities conducted to develop the curriculum guide is included in this package.) (KC)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Competence, Competency Based Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Heating, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Plumbing, Postsecondary Education, Solar Radiation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Technical Occupations, Ventilation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield. Dept. of Adult, Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.
Note: For related documents see ED 189 389-391.