Restricted Access Thesis
The project inquires which energy education curriculum resources have the greatest potential for use in the field of outdoor, environmental education. Some motivating factors included low levels of national energy literacy, the global significance of energy issues, and the success of outdoor and experiential education methods. The research was accomplished with the use of a questionnaire, designed to develop the results into a curriculum evaluation tool. The results yielded a set of nine criteria, which survey respondents determined to be necessary in a curriculum resource, in order for it to be usable. Criteria included both feasibility-based factors, such as cost and time, as well as value-based factors, such as lesson content and mode. The author accessed eighty-six energy education curriculum resources for the presence of the nine criteria. Thirteen curriculum resources were found to match all of the nine criteria.
Eidelman, Lissa A., "Energizing outdoor environmental education criteria and curriculum for outdoor energy education" (2010). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1038.