Improving energy literacy through student-led fieldwork – at home

D. van der Horst, C. Harrison, S. Staddon, Georgina Wood

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Abstract

“Energy literacy” is of great interest to those researching sustainable consumption, particularly with regard to its relationship to domestic energy use. This paper reflects on the pedagogic aspects of fieldwork recently carried out by undergraduate geography students in their own homes to assess energy-related technologies and practices, and how these come together into a singular, aggregated number produced by the energy meter. Conceptualising energy literacy as comprising cognitive, affective, and behavioral domains, we evaluate the experiences reported by the students, and discuss next steps in expanding the exercise and learning. Publisher statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Geography in Higher Education on 5th October 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1016/j.future.2015.10.014
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-76
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2015

Bibliographical note

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Geography in Higher Education on 5th October 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1016/j.future.2015.10.014

Keywords

  • energy literacy
  • energy citizens
  • domestic energy use
  • fieldwork
  • pedagogy
  • active learning

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