European Resource and Energy Curriculum

  • “Why do we need to educate young people in using resources responsibly?"

    Europe is one of the richest regions in the world. However, this wealth comes at a price: We live at the cost of future generations and therefore it is vital to find ways to save our finite resources. The aim of the "European Resource and Energy Curriculum" is to improve education for sustainable development and create awareness for consumption and the use of resources.

    It is the result of the ERASMUS + project “Save our Resources”, which was carried out by five teams from schools in Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania and Germany. We worked together to develop modules and materials for students in Europe to increase their knowledge about the dependability on resources and make them aware of how to use resources in a sustainable way.

    This curriculum wants to enable teachers all over Europe to work with their students in order to achieve the competences students need to recognize the problems of consumption and waste of resources and energy.

    Different teaching materials have been created in order to develop basic and comprehensive skills and are presented as an online document open to the public. The curriculum contains specific lesson drafts with suggestions to innovative teaching methods like cooperative teaching, self-evaluation, and problem-oriented lesson models. As these aims are reached by working in a foreign language, the language competence of all the participants (teachers and students) will improve significantly. All modules of the curriculum were put into practice, discussed and evaluated.

    The curriculum contains several modules which can be worked on separately. The topics refer to examples from reality where the discussed issue is shown. The modules are useable in cross border implementation and have a different recommended age or subject where they can be used. All of them are adaptable to the country, region and classroom you work in. Please, feel free to adapt it to your needs!

    The aims of our project are diverse. We think that only when viewed from different angles they contribute to a common improvement of education in Europe. If we can motivate you to work with our materials, we will have achieved our goal!

    PREFACE AND INDEX

    PREFACE AND INDEX.docx

    INTRODUCTION

    INTRODUCTION LD.docx

    WATER AS A RESOURCE

    WATER AS A RESOURCE LD.docx

    BIOENERGY

    BIOENERGY LD.docx

    CULTURAL RESOURCES

    CULTURAL RESOURCES LD.docx

    NUCLEAR RESOURCES

    NUCLEAR RESOURCES LD.docx

    SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY

    SOLAR AND WIND ENERGY LD.docx

    TOURISM AND RESOURCES

    TOURISM AND RESOURCES LD.docx

    FOSSIL ENERGY SOURCES

    FOSSIL ENERGY SOURCES LD.docx

    CONCLUSION

    CONCLUSION LD.docx

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