Role of Hungarian Science and Geography Text Books in Education regarding Energy Awareness
Importance of social learning processes in case of renewable energy sources in Hungary is indisputable. The result of this process should be the development of positive attitude of students, while there is a responsibility of schools as well. The purpose of the authors was to find concepts concerning energy awareness which are needed to survey attitude of pupils related to renewable energy in elementary and secondary school. The method of investigation was analysis of natural science and geography text books (N = 26) and their workbooks (1st-10th grade) from content related, formal, didactical and cognitive points of views. According to results, the main concepts for attitude investigation are renewable energy, heating, power station and energy saving. Important conclusion for textbook writers is to find in future balance among attitude, raising awareness and conceptual knowledge relate to energy awareness.
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