Journal article

Post-primary education and energy literacy: an analysis of the potential for geography curricula to contribute to Australian students’ energy literacy

JA KRIEWALDT, B Maddock

Geographical Education | Australian Geography Teachers Association | Published : 2014

Abstract

Unparalleled amounts of energy derived from fossil fuels now drive societies and shape people’s worldviews. Geography’s unique perspectives have significant potential to expand understandings of the effects of production and consumption of energy by drawing on the concept of sustainability using an integrated systems approach. As citizens’ energy choices are central to sustainability, the recent introduction of a national geography curriculum in Australia offers potential for developing energy literate young people by providing opportunities to address energy literacy concepts and issues. The focus of this paper is to examine the extent to which energy literacy concepts are present in the cu..

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