Purpose: To equip high school science and geography teachers to tackle the issue of renewable electricity generation by providing a balanced overview of the various options required to provide electricity in the future while minimising environmental damage.
Focus of Course: Providing technical details on the various renewable technologies to provide electricity in the future and on conducting a realistic evaluation of these technologies.
Type of Course: Short (2 hour) online course
Content: Based on a section of the current 5 hr Online course ‘Sustainable Energy: An Unbiased Review of Options’.
Participants would be provided with a wide range of educational resources for use in the classroom on renewable energy, including PowerPoint slides, videos, reports.
The course has close links with the Australian Curriculum:
o Unit 3: “Living on Earth – extracting, using and managing Earth resources” of the Senior Secondary Science/Earth and Environmental Science syllabus
o Unit 1: “Thermal, nuclear and electrical physics” of the Senior Secondary Science/Physics syllabus
o Unit 4 “The changing Earth – the cause and impact of Earth hazards” (Earth and Environmental Science)
o Year 7 Science on renewables (ACSSU116)
o Year 8 Science on science and technology finding solutions to contemporary issues (ACSHE135)
o Year 8 Science/Gifted and Talented Students on “Meeting Future Energy Needs”
o Year 6 Science: Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219)
o A number of general Geography units.
This is an online course by Teacher Training Australia. Our courses are hosted on Open Leanring, however if you want to get involved, find the course on our TTA Website and enrol.