Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education

Active Learning Methodologies in a Solar Power, Middle-Grade Curriculum for Palestinian Schools
Peter Rillero 1 * , Alissa Koerner 1, Abdel Karim Daragmeh 2, Kozan Soykal 1
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1 Arizona State University, UNITED STATES
2 Najah National University, PALESTINE
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Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2020 - Volume 16 Issue 2, Article No: e2211
https://doi.org/10.29333/ijese/7814

Published Online: 26 Feb 2020

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ABSTRACT
Palestine has great potential for solar energy use because of its status as an occupied territory with accompanying energy challenges and the area’s ample amounts of sunshine. Solar energy education and the incorporation of active-learning methods can promote learning about key scientific concepts, environmental benefits, and uses of solar energy, while developing problem-solving and inquiry abilities. A grades six to nine curriculum on solar energy for Palestinian schools is described, which uses structured inquiry, problem-based learning, and multimedia animated videos. The format for the activities is exploration occurs first followed by concept formation using the videos and discussions. A three-day teacher workshop led participants through the experiences. A subsequent implementation in schools was observed. Participants had overall positive attitudes toward the curriculum, the active-student learning methods, their abilities to implement, and the positive effects the program would have on student learning.
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