WIT Press


The Environmental Education Strategy Of Integration Of Universities, NGOs And Elementary Schools To Develop Taiwan’s Energy Education Program

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ST110151

Volume

167

Pages

11

Page Range

165 - 175

Published

2011

Size

2,751 kb

Author(s)

C.-K. Ku, Y.-W. Chen, T.-S. Kao & S.-C. Chien

Abstract

This research aims at constructing an Energy School in collaboration with local corporate-type NGOs (Delta Electronics Foundation), Taipei Municipal University of Education (TMUE) and elementary schools which engage in energy education programs in Taiwan. The content and strategy of Taiwan’s energy education program (TEEP) includes developing specifically sustainable/low carbon campus indicators for self-evaluation, school-based curriculums, and teachers’ training or empowerment. TMUE plays the role of integrating the curriculum experts, professors and school teachers, editing new teaching materials and developing self-evaluation indicators for participant schools, called energy school. The Delta Electronics Foundation provides funding and relevant expertise. Five aspects of self-evaluation in TEEP are compiled into a questionnaire, through the Fuzzy Delphi method. Self-evaluation Indicators for an Energy School to promote a whole-school approach energy education is an efficient strategy to bring environmental sustainable ability into Taiwan’s elementary schools. Taiwan’s Ministry of Education recognizes it is an outstanding model and requests these schools to help to promote TEEP to other schools. Keywords: whole-school approach, Taiwan’s energy education program, self-evaluation indicators for energy school.

Keywords

whole-school approach, Taiwan’s energy education program, self-evaluation indicators for energy school