Comparative Study on Green Energy Education Contents in Thai and Korean Elementary Curriculum


  • Sathaporn Pokpong Faculty of Industrial Technology, Phranakhon Rajabhat University
  • Changul Changul Faculty of Industrial Technology, Phranakhon Rajabhat University
  • Jang-Ho Son Faculty of Industrial Technology, Phranakhon Rajabhat University


Green energy education, Elementary school textbook, Energy-related curriculum


The objective of this study is to present a comparative study on green energy education contents for elementary school textbooks in Thailand and South Korea. It is believed that energy-related education plays crucial roles in shaping the pace of energy efficiency improvement and of technology innovation in the future. To accomplish these goals, the government in both countries have set procedures and combined various strategic plans to promote and enhance young learners’ quality in gaining essential knowledge and awareness of effects of energy utilization on life and environment. Teaching and Learning Frameworks for green energy education are reviewed. The energy-related contents provided recently for elementary school textbooks are discussed. It is found that the development of elementary school curriculum in Thailand and South Korea is unique and inherently based on local phenomenon or context. According to this collaborative study, it reveals that the composition of contents to understand the concept of energy in elementary education curriculum is insufficient, and both countries are perceived that balanced energy consumption method is very important in elementary school curriculum.


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