LESSONS ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY TO BE TAUGHT IN SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOLS

With the aim of educating consumers on the importance of energy efficiency, South African power utility Eskom has developed education guides and student activity sheets for pupils and teachers in the country’s schools.

“Eskom believes it critical to educate electricity consumers of all ages about the importance of efficient electricity usage in the home and across all business sectors in South Africa. This education programme plays a key role in helping to teach pupils about the importance of energy efficiency from an early age,” the utility said Monday.

The educator guides and learner activity sheets have been developed by an education expert to complement each subject per grade and per phase. Since electricity is already included in the school curriculum, the material is an ideal source of supplementary information on energy efficiency.

“Material for the foundation phase is based on the principles of integration and play-based learning and comprises short, structured teaching and learning activities guided by the teacher,” Eskom said.

Material for the intermediary phase features repetitive activities across the grades adapted according to the level of the subject skills required for a grade. Material for the senior phase focuses on outcomes such as energy transfer in electrical systems and renewable energy.

Source: Nam News Network