powerado: Schulprojekte Erneuerbare Energien - Gute Beispiele für Erneuerbare Energien in Schulen und Projekten
A sustainable energy policy can only be implemented successfully with the positive attention of children and young grown ups. But there are some obvious gaps in teaching pupils and training the teachers. It seems to be, that teaching renewables only could be possible for higher education. An analysis of possible materials for teaching renewables at schools and at kindergarten has shown that there are only few suitable materials. Furthermore university courses or training courses for teachers about renewables are lacking too. But when the teachers haven’t been taught in renewables, how could they teach renewables? Within our project powerado we try to close some of the identified gaps. We have developed materials and training courses for teaching renewables. We have closed some of the gaps with experiments (e.g. teaching “emission” with a climate balloon), training courses and educational materials. A computer game powerado – developed by iserundschmidt (see www.powerado.de), can be used to teach renewable energies with fun. Another module of powerado treats good practices of integrating renewable energies in schools and extracurricular exercises. We have identified good practices and promoted these examples with a
poster exhibition and a further education for teachers. By this way we want to motivate teachers to go new ways of education in Germany: starting working groups at schools, making projects about renewables or revising their (school) curricula. This WerkstattBericht is a documentation of ten good practice. Furthermore we describe several project in a short form and we have summarized some important information’s belonging to the good practice.
The evaluation of the materials and the acceptance of teachers have shown, that renewables can be taught with fun and that it is possible to teach renewables in several ways and at several locations of teaching. Analysing the good practices of integrating renewable energies in schools and extracurricular exercises, it is obvious that schools have a lot of possibilities to educate the further generations in an important point of the future.
Scharp, Michael; Schmidthals, Malte und Behringer, Rolf (2007): powerado: Schulprojekte Erneuerbare Energien - Gute Beispiele für Erneuerbare Energien in Schulen und Projekten. WerkstattBericht Nr. 86. Berlin: IZT – Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung. Download (3.4 MB)