AN ENERGY LITERACY MATRIX: A TOOL FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CURRICULUM DESIGN

Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science

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Title AN ENERGY LITERACY MATRIX: A TOOL FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CURRICULUM DESIGN
 
Creator ATKIN, CHRIS
ROSE, ANTHEA
 
Description In this article the authors report on the outcome of a mixed methods study which assessed the renewable energy literacies of adults’ in rural communities across Britain. The research team used a stratified sample survey (n=6000), interviews with householders (n=97), stakeholder interviews (n=7) and one focus group meeting to collect primary data. Data from the study highlighted a series findings: a) there is a clear disjuncture between individuals’ awareness and understanding of energy related matters and government and industry rhetoric; b) there is a public appetite for more reliable (trustworthy) information on renewable energy; c) the public is not well informed about renewable energy debates and government schemes to save energy [1]. Responding to the findings an energy literacy matrix which can be used to plot knowledge of, against, knowledge about renewable energy sources has been developed. The literacy matrix provides a development education tool to focus adult educators’ efforts on raising awareness and understanding of how local, national and global issues affect the everyday lives of individuals and communities.
 
Publisher International Knowledge Press
 
Date 2019-04-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/4558
 
Source Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science; 2019 - Volume 13 [Issue 3]; 106-113
2454-1834
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://www.ikprress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/4558/4197
 
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