Hill Publishing Group | contact@hillpublisher.com

Hill Publishing Group

Location:Home / Journals / The Educational Review, USA /


Extra-Class Activities to Support the Energy Education of Students of the Transport Operation Specialty

Date: November 10,2021 |Hits: 4220 Download PDF How to cite this paper

Julio César Ponce de León Guerra*, Mabel del Pilar Espinosa Torres, Miguel Alejandro Riverón Cabrera

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Holguín, Holguín, Province of Holguín, Cuba.

*Corresponding author: Julio César Ponce de León Guerra


The demand of energy increases every day and constitutes one of the main worries for several fields of the science, especially for environmental issues. The knowledge of energetic sources and how they are used has a great importance for Cuban Education System and particularly for Technical and Professional Education. This article is based on previous studies about this issue and it deals with about some extra-class activities addressing to contribute to energy education in the Technical and Professional Education process of Transport Operation specialty. The extra-class activities were suggested to students from third-years of Transport Operation specialty. For developing this proposal, sequential methods were used. They consist of theoretical methods such as, analysis-synthesis, induction-deduction and empirical methods such as, scientific observation, interviews, surveys document review, and dialogue with specialists, as well as instruments for collecting, processing, analyzing and interpreting the data obtained. As sample, 65 participants were intentionally selected from “Calixto García Iñiguez” Technical School and University of Holguín in Holguín province.


Arrastia, M. (2007). Energy education of environmental respect premises for sustainable development: Energy Education and sustainable development. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Ávila, E. (2012). Appropriation process: a distinctive feature in energy education. Holguín Sciences vol. XVIII, 2, (2012) https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/1815/181524305009.pdf.

Bosque, R. (2014). The environmental and energy education state of art in Universities of Pedagogical Sciences of Cuba. Varona Journal, 58, (2014), pp. 67-77. https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/3606/360634165008.pdf.

Carrico, A. R. and Riemer, M. (2011). Motivating energy conservation in the workplace: An evaluation of the use of group-level feedback and peer education. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31(1), 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2010.11.004.

Castro, J. (2016). Research about teaching-learning process of the energy issues since the beginning of energy education. Scientific Journal, 26. Bogotá, D. C. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/revcie/article/view/16232/15583.

Castro, J. and Gallego, A. (2015). Energy education: a priority for the millennium. Scientific Journal, 21, 111-120. doi: 10.14483/udistrital.jour.RC.2015.21.a11.

Dias, R. A., Mattos, C. R., and Balestieri, J. A. P. (2004). Energy education: breaking up the rational energy use barriers. Energy Policy, 32(11), 1339-1347. doi:10.1016/S0301-4215(03)00100-9.

Domínguez, Z. (2012). Energy education of the students of Mathematics-Physics Bachelors in Education major. Ph.D. Thesis, Holguín: University of Holguín. 

Domínguez, Z., Inés, P., and Morales, D. (2020). Energy education favored from the explosive valuation method. Ibero-American Environment & Sustentabilidad Journal. 3(1), 82-91. doi:org/10.46380/rias.v3i1.76.

Dos Santos, C. and León, V. (2011). Energy education: contributions from the teaching-learning process of Physics in Senior High School Education. 34/5000 https://www.eumed.net/rev/tlatemoani/07/vdlh.pdf.

Gallego, A., Castro, J., and Rocha, P. (2016). The need for an energy education from the sustainability sciences. Tecné, Episteme y Didaxis: TED. Bogotá. https://revistas.pedagogica.edu.co/index.php/TED/article/view/4735/3875.

Gallego, A. and Castro, J. (2014). Energy education: a new research topic in engineering. En: Ingeniería, Vol. 19, (2), 147-163. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/reving/article/view/7595/9719.

Information System of Cuban Television. (2019). Cuba: fuel savings with the use of electric vehicles. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=WvnbANpCCLU.

Jennings, P. (2009). New directions in renewable energy education. Renewable Energy, 34(2), 435-439. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2008.05.00.

Kacan, E. (2015). Renewable energy awareness in vocational and technical education. Renewable Energy, 76, 126-134. doi:org/10.1016/j.renene.2014.11.013.

Kandpal, T. and Garg, H. (1999). Energy education. Applied Energy, 64(1-4), 71-78. PII: S0306-2619(99)00076-8.

Kandpal, T. C. and Broman, L. (2014). Renewable energy education: A global status review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 34, 300-324. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.02.039.

Keramitsoglou, K. M. (2016). Exploring adolescents’ knowledge, perceptions and attitudes towards Renewable Energy Sources: A colour choice approach. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 59, 1159-1169. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.04.

Labarrere, G. and G. Valdivia. (2016). Pedagogy. Caribean Editions, Santiago de Cuba. Cuba.

Lucas, H., Pinnington, S., and Cabeza, L. F. (2018). Education and training gaps in the renewable energy sector. Solar Energy, 173, 449-455. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.07.061.

Malamatenios, C. (2016). Renewable energy sources: jobs created, skills required (and identified gaps), education and training. Renew. Energy Environ. Sustain., 1, 23. doi: org/10.1051/rees/2016038.

Mälkki, H. and Alanne, K. (2017). An overview of life cycle assessment (LCA) and research-based teaching in renewable and sustainable energy education, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 69, 2017, pp. 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.176.

Morales, C., Guerra, M. Salcedo, and Iraola, P. (2013). Strategy for professional training in energy education for high-school teachers. REFCalE. Publicación arbitrada cuatrimestral, Vol. 1, Año 2013, No. 1 (Enero-Abril) Recuperado de: http://refcale.uleam.edu.ec/index.php/refcale/article/view/29/27.

Nguyen, N., Greenland, S., Lobo, A., and Nguyen, H. V. (2019). Demographics of sustainable technology consumption in an emerging market: the significance of education to energy efficient appliance adoption. Social Responsibility Journal, vol. 15. (6): 803-818. doi:10.1108/srj-11-2018-0312.

Noa, S., Martínez, G., and Fabá, B. M. (2018). Power-saving education in junior high school. An alternative for its development. Transformación, 14(3): 360-370. http://scielo.sld.cu/pdf/trf/v14n3/2077-2955-trf-14-03-360.pdf.

Ott, A., Broman, L., and Blum, K. (2018). A pedagogical approach to solar energy education. Solar Energy, 173, 740-743. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2018.07.060.

Pérez, E. (2009). Professional improvement for energy education of the professors of Teachers Training Collages. Ph.D. Thesis, Holguín. University of Holguín.

Ponce de León, J. (2014). Renewable energies in the permanent training of the education professionals in Mechanization career. Spc. Thesis, Holguín, University of Holguín.

Rosemary, N., Wojuola, Busisiwe, P., and Alant. (2019). Sustainable development and energy education in Nigeria. Renewable Energy, 139(2019), 1366-1374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.03.010.

Vázquez, J. (2010). Theoretical Model for Energy Education. Varona, Scientific-Methodological Journal, 51, pp. 44-49, La Habana, Cuba. https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/3606/360635569007.pdf.

Zyadin, A. (2015). Prospects for renewable energy education (REE) in elevating youth energy and environmental awareness in Jordan Dissertation Forestalls, 207, p. 39. http://dx.doi.org/10.14214/df.207.

How to cite this paper

Extra-Class Activities to Support the Energy Education of Students of the Transport Operation Specialty

How to cite this paper: Julio César Ponce de León Guerra, Mabel del Pilar Espinosa Torres, Miguel Alejandro Riverón Cabrera. (2021). Extra-Class Activities to Support the Energy Education of Students of the Transport Operation Specialty. The Educational Review, USA5(11), 410-417.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/er.2021.11.002

Free HPG Newsletters

Add your e-mail address to receive free newsletters from Hill Publishing Group.

Contact us

Hill Publishing Group

8825 53rd Ave

Elmhurst, NY 11373, USA

E-mail: contact@hillpublisher.com

Copyright © 2019 Hill Publishing Group Inc. All Rights Reserved.