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Teaching Energy and Energy Efficiency Effectively – Concepts and Practice for Primary and Non-specialist Secondary Teacher Education

Oxford University Department of Educational Studies
Co-funded by Esso and the Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust
Date: 1998


Educating the wider population about energy use, the social, environmental and economic consequences of energy consumption and the potential impact of energy efficiency measures is critical if long-term change is to occur in attitudes and practice.

Key research Question

The learning pack has two main aims: to improve primary school teachers’ knowledge of energy and energy efficiency and to provide guidance on how these subjects can be taught successfully. While it is primarily designed for primary schools, it is envisaged that the resource can be used at secondary level as well.

Summary of activity

This project involved the development of a teaching resource. The pack contains activities, readings, assessment exercises and examples of effective teaching practice with regard to various energy concepts.


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