Energy Education and the Consumer

Household Energy Consumption and Successful Energy Education

Behavior Choices

Two homes constructed the same year, sitting on the same city block, with similar households, can have vastly different energy costs. The furnace can be the same and the water heaters carbon copies, but one household can effectively control their homes energy costs and the other household produces an energy bill, shamefully, out of control.


This is about insulation levels and how well the ducts are sealed, but it is even more about household behavior, energy education, and putting your best, energy-saving, foot forward. This is about parents passing down environmental concerns and expectations to their children and then to grandchildren. It’s about people that lived through the great depression and know the benefit of reducing waste and living with less because that was the only choice.

One thing I’ve wondered, is it easier for a rural farmer, who picks tomatoes and corn out of his own garden, to be energy wise and interested in controlling energy consumption, or is it easier for the Central Park native that buys food from an asphalt fruit

The Psychology of Education

On the need for an individualistic educational psychology emphasizing on the central role of the learner

Education and psychology are related in more than just one way and the psychology of education could be related to educational principles in psychology or how education as a discipline is taught within psychology as a subject and how these two disciplines merge. This is primarily the focus of educational psychology which studies how human learning occurs, what ways of teaching are most effective, what different methods should be used to teach gifted or disabled children and how principles of psychology could help in the study of schools as social systems.


Psychological education would be completely focused on learning methods as structured or imparted according to psychological and individual needs of the students. Education would differ according to culture, values, attitudes, social systems, mindset and all these factors are important in the study of education in psychology.

Educational psychology is the application of psychological objectives within educational systems and psychological education as I distinguish here is application of educational objectives

History of Educational Technology

There is no written evidence which can tell us exactly who has coined the phrase educational technology. Different educationists, scientists and philosophers at different time intervals have put forwarded different definitions of Educational Technology. Educational technology is a multifaceted and integrated process involving people, procedure, ideas, devices, and organization, where technology from different fields of science is borrowed as per the need and requirement of education for implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems involved in all aspects of human learning.


Educational technology, broadly speaking, has passed through five stages.

The first stage of educational technology is coupled with the use of aids like charts, maps, symbols, models, specimens and concrete materials. The term educational technology was used as synonyms to audio-visual aids.

The second stage of educational technology is associated with the ‘electronic revolution’ with the introduction and establishment of sophisticated hardware and software. Use of various audio-visual aids like projector, magic lanterns, tape-recorder, radio and television brought a revolutionary change in the educational scenario. Accordingly, educational technology concept was taken in terms of these sophisticated instruments and equipments for effective presentation

Tips For An Online Accounting Education

If you have decided to pursue an online accounting education, there are some things that you need to know. Earning your accounting degree online is great because you can usually work at your own pace and there is no travel involved. But you need to know that it can be challenging also. You have to be motivated and a self learner. If you are the type of person that cannot move forward without someone telling you exactly what to do, then online learning may not be for you. But if you are motivated and can complete tasks on your own, then online accounting education may be the perfect fit for you. Read on to discover some helpful tips that will make it easier to obtain an online accounting degree.

Tip number one is learning computer skills. Become tech savvy. Accountants utilize computer software to do all of their accounting tasks these days. So the more you know about a computer, the better you will be.

Tip number two is to make sure that the online college that you choose is fully accredited. Confirm that any college credits that you receive from your online college are

Online Degrees in Education

Education is very extensive field and provides you several diverse opportunities. Degree holders or teachers can concentrate on early, middle or secondary students. They can also work in administrative positions. Professionals can also specialize in designing teaching material, adult education or they can also get training as an administrative specialist such as principal or vice principal.

Goals of Earning Online Degrees in Education

Teaching is considered as very easy going profession. But if you really want to become a good teacher you must have multiple skill and expertise like ability of handling students, strong communication skills and talent to convince, motivate and train. After earning any online degree in education from top accredited online university or college you will be able to train students to resolve the problems. If you start your career as elementary teacher you will teach all subjects of basic level. But on secondary level you will teach subjects of your area of specialization. Higher level online degrees in education enable you for higher education positions such as community colleges, vocational schools and universities.

Online Degrees in Education

Several online degrees from associates to doctorate levels are available. Many top

Tips on Educating Yourself to Become Successful

It is possible for everyone who wants to educate themselves to learn to study more efficiently and successful and to complete the course they started. Do you know that when I did research over successful people I discovered that they all had the same one thing in common; and what was that? They all had a strong passion to become successful and that was what drove them to reach up there to the elite level.

Many of the successful people in the world today all believed that it was possible for them to become successful in their chosen field. However many of them did not go ahead and succeed straight away but failed many times before they reach their goals.

But they never accepted defeat as an option to give up and in my research I found out what kind of tools many of the successful people used to educate themselves. First of all they wrote down their dream goal but then they also became aware of what skills they needed to develop to fulfill their dream. They were prepared to educate, learn and develop new skills for themselves.

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The Controversy Of Distance Education

It was just really nice to hear that there is a developing alternative method available for people to avail of education even outside the school premises. It was interesting to witness that the world has really been on its track towards globalization and progress. I agree that technological advancement is one of the most evident proofs for almost everyone. I believe that the development of distant education is on its way to being widely accepted by both students and educators because of its inherent and obvious benefits for parties (students and teachers), the government and the business sector. My stand is that distant education, online education, or interactive education, whatever anyone prefers, as an alternative method of knowledge acquisition cannot and should not replace traditional classroom education even if it be an indication of the world’s progress.

Andrew Feenberg, in his article entitled “Reflections on the Distance Learning Controversy” has clearly shown favor for the online education as one of the pioneers of such program. His admiration for the purpose of the program is so obvious when he said that “the virtual classroom was a place of intense intellectual and human interaction” (A. Feenberg). I am

Reinventing Educational Leadership

As the 21st century continues to unfold, the task of finding competent leaders to occupy positions of leadership in the educational arena continues to be a challenge not because of a lack of academically qualified leaders, but because of a lack of adaptive -competently qualified candidates. As such, many schools are under the leadership of leaders who lack the qualifications necessary to operate educational institutions in an era marked by rapid and constant change. If the educational scenery is to realize any meaningful change educational leadership should be reinvented. This paper identifies some of the challenges currently faced by the Education system. It looks at how these challenges may be addressed by reinventing educational leadership. The paper culminates with brief recommendations of how institutions of higher learning as well as stakeholders in the educational sector may reinvent the manner in which they prepare educational leaders -the end result not only academically-qualified, but also adaptive-competently qualified leaders who are able to perform in environments characterized by constant and rapid changes.

The educational environment in contemporary society is one in which change represents one of the very few constants. Cultural, social, political, technological and economical changes have resulted

Infant Education To Discipline

Looking for infant education advice? Wondering why are some children are easier to discipline? It took educators more than 20 years of parent and baby watching to get the answer. Their conclusion is the deeper the parent-child connection, the easier discipline will be. And this connection starts to form at infant stage, and it depends on your infant education style. If you just had a baby, now it’s you time to start to build a solid connection with your baby. To help you appreciate the relationship between connection to your child and disciplining your child, In this page I will share with you some infant education tips:

1)Respond to your baby’s cries

Before your actually hold your baby in your arms you will wonder,”how will I always know what my baby needs?” You will learn quickly because your baby will let you know. The key is to listen and observe. Babies are born with their earlier and strongest language which is Cry. A baby’s cry is designed to ensure that his needs for food, holding, rest and social interaction are met. Your baby’s cry also builds up his parents’ parenting skills. Responding to your baby’s

4 Tips to Medical Transcription Online Training

If you are interested in becoming a medical transcriptionist, then you must get some training. One method to get the training is to get some medical transcription online training. In our discussion today, we will discuss some things that you should look for in your training.

Tip #1 – Is Online Training For You?

The ability to get online training in any field is becoming very popular. Medical transcription is definitely a field that online training is meant for. The training is not really any different whether taken in a classroom or taken online. You will need to be able to focus and have a peaceful and calm place to study. You will also want to make sure that if you have any children, that you let them know that you need to study and that they need to give you some quiet time.

Tip #2 – Where to find an online program

So you have decided to go the online training program route. The next step is to look for a good training program. There is an association that is known as the Association for Healthcare Document Integrity (AHDI) which is the

Finding the Perfect Early Childhood Education Career

Do you love playing with kids? Do you like to talk to children and listen to what they have to say? Do children like to confide in you? If you answered yes to these questions, then a career in Early-Childhood Education is just the perfect choice for you!

Helping children learn and succeed is a very rewarding career. As an Early-Childhood Educator, you can participate and facilitate this growth process for children – and get them focused on the path to success from an early age.

In your early childhood-education career, you have several career options and openings. You can work as a child care worker, a pre school teacher, a kindergarten or elementary school teacher, as an education administrator and even as a post secondary school teacher. All of this will depend upon the qualifications you acquire.

There are several degree options available for you if you wish to pursue a career in early childhood-education. There are degrees in early-childhood education which can be taken online as well as on campus. The basic qualification required to start out in your career path is to have a High School Diploma. You can then start

9 Reasons Why You Should Choose Independent Birth Education

So you’re pregnant, want the very best birth for you and your baby and want to get your hands on as much information as possible! Here’s 9 great reasons why independent childbirth education is going to help give you the best chance possible at the most positive experience. So, why should you choose independent childbirth education? Because…

1. Independent Educators Are Specialists In What They Do

When you choose an independent educator, they are trained specifically in birth education. Some are also skilled in other areas including midwifery, birth attendants (doulas), natural therapists and more. Birth education is a major component of an independent educator’s work, compared to a hospital which may or may not have specialised educators. Many hospitals rotate midwives and/or physiotherapists into the job of running birth education classes, so you never know who you’ll get, what their philosophies and attitudes towards birth are and let’s face it – they may not even like presenting birth education. It may be a part of their job they are required to do. Either way, educators as passionate about education.

Independent educators know the right way to encourage both yourself and your partner to

Education, Meaning, Aim and Function

The process of defining the meaning of Education is to problematize its lexicology and re-conceptualize it. An example is illustrated from real day-life. A multinational company involved in the making of advanced pharmaceutical products decides to get rid of its wastes in a cheaper manner rather then waste-treat them. They dump the wastes around the coast of a poorer African continent based on the company’s policy of maximum profits. Are the board of directors in the company educated? They are, one can assume for rhetorical comfort. An illiterate, native-tribe living in the rainforest jungles of Papua New Guinea doesn’t know the meaning of Environmental jargon: ‘Reduce, Recycle & Reuse’; yet, they conserve and sustain the environment, based on the level of skills known to them. Are the people of the rainforest uneducated just because they are illiterate?

The problems connected with narrowness of meaning called Education emerge within the contextuality of the above mentioned examples, and the conceptual difficulties involved in attempting to centre meaning upon Education is by all means complicated. So the meaning of education has to emerge from this narrowness to the broadness of meaning. In its broadness of meaning Education is the

Online Education Courses

You either lost your job or had to find something you’re not happy with just to pay the bills. The problem is everyone is struggling to get anything to make ends meet but nobody can be sure about ever getting back into their field or having any type of security. This is why many people will be turning to the internet for online education.

Find a business that offers online training like a University. Check out the business online and look for key positive reports from others who have been through the course.

Make sure about the period of the training compared to the cost. Beware of anyone who will build a web site and leaves you to figure out how to make it work.

You outsourced your web site and paid for it but where’s the traffic? Remember that drawing people to the web site is what the online education courses are all about; it could take time to capture the important leads you need to make money on.

Is your coach still with you once a week explaining new ideas on what is now working and what

Burnout and Educators

As globalization and technology continue to change the way in which businesses function, the need for highly skilled workers possessing the ability to synthesize, analyze and communicate will be the litmus test separating successful from unsuccessful economies. Where does the US fall in light of this? Can the US produce sufficient highly skilled workers to meet the demands of an ever evolving society? If the 2010 results of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is any indication then the US was found wanting.

The test results showed US students lagging behind many of their peers from other countries in core subject areas. This realization has once more invigorated the consistent intermittent debate surrounding quality education in US schools. In the aftermath of the report, the brainstorming sessions that follows will once more seek to unearth the impediments to the creation of a better education system. What will be discovered? An examination of prior measures unveiled to address the shortfalls of quality education to date, seems to focus consistently on educators as a causative element.

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) (2002), as well as research which hints that a high quality teacher is the

Importance of Education

There are many definitions of education but in a simple way, education is an act or process of passing on or gaining general knowledge, building the ability to reason and judge, and generally training oneself or others mentally for matured life.

Many underdeveloped countries today do not pay attention to the importance of education in the society and this has made most countries not to be developed. I ask myself what advantage it will be if most of these underdeveloped countries have people in the government who are well educated and if they could give proper attention to the education sector of the country in order for the youth to develop and be able to reposition the country as they are been called leaders of tomorrow.

It is well known that education leads to success and I will be discussing the importance of education and why I think education is the backbone of anybody that needs to change the world in a positive way. Education can never be underestimated as education forms the heart of any society. The knowledge of making new discoveries, executing these discoveries for the success of any society can be achieved

Contents of Education

An Islamic Perspective towards Philosophy of Education


Philosophy is the study of realities, pursuit of wisdom, and commentary on general principles of life. It is concerned with a search of eternal truth, both conceptual as well as practical. It has five areas of search – Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Ethics and History. The instrument used by philosophy to unearth realities or to discover truth is logic, both inductive as well deductive. Educational philosophy is a branch of general philosophy, it gains strength from epistemology. It formulates the aims and objectives or contents of education that, in turn, influence the whole learning environment, society, and future generations.

Philosophy of education is based on general principles of psychology, sociology, politics, economics, history, science, and religion. Education is dualistic phenomenon; it is static as well as dynamic. The major portion is dynamic or provisional and adjusts with the change and growth in knowledge, social structure, and civilization, while the minor but vital portion is static or eternal. We proposed that the contents of education are eternal while the application and explanation of these contents, a major portion, is dynamic. We assumed multi-disciplinary approach towards contents of education. The

Professional Carpet Cleaning Education Tip

Understanding how using a pre-spray during carpet steam cleaning and the follow up steps will help you to choose a qualified company to clean your carpets. To do the best possible job you need to get the dirt and soil to release from the carpet fibers. When using a proper pre-spray it will need some dwell time, usually 5 – 10 minutes for it to release the dirt and soil that is attached/bonded with the carpet fibers. It will emulsify the dirt and cause it to rise to the top of the carpet surface and actually make the carpet look even dirtier temporarily. This is the dirt and soil that cannot be removed with vacuuming the carpet. Vacuuming will only pick up loose granular dirt. Vacuuming is very important to remove the loose dirt so as to minimize the wear and tear of the carpet fibers and add years of life to your carpet.

Once your per-spray has had proper dwell time you proceed with the actual steam cleaning. The heat helps to remove dirt and soil and the water pressure causes agitation to help release the dirt as well combined with the water pressure setting,

5 Enlightening And Educative Tips You Should Know

One of the most helpful tips is choosing the right friends. This is because the people surrounding someone play an important role in determining how good one feels about himself or herself. Getting friends who are always saying negative things about you can significantly lower your self confidence. This is because these negative comments will ultimately get into your mind and you will feel as if the other people are better then you. But if you surround yourself with friends who are always saying encouraging things you can effectively regain your self confidence. To know the right friends you just need to establish the friends you feel happy whenever you are together.

Another helpful tip on how to develop self confidence is to always dress appropriately. This is mainly because most people judge others according to the way they are dressed. Majority of people with self confidence issues usually dress in a way that they will not be outstanding when amongst other people. This is because they do not want to be the center of attention because they do not have the necessary confidence. But dressing properly will significantly boost your confidence because you will feel as

Globalization and Changes in Education

Recent investigations in the study of demographic trends at global level are currently making light on a very controversial aspect, although ignored by global institutions, like O.N.U., U.N.D.P., G 20, same by organizations with attributions in the educational field (as UNESCO, Youth International Authorities and other). The so-called “demographic winter” phenomenon, which reveals the dramatic consequences of the “modern” life, marked by familial and moral decline, by miscarriage, vulgarization and the homosexuality “normalization”, by the poisoning influence of the majority of mass-media and the “Hollywood culture” are inoculating egocentrism, frivolity and irresponsibility. Considering this demographic trend offers a new dimension to the way in which abundance and resource of the world are distributed and also gives a new vision on elementary educational issues.

The globalization of education is reflecting itself in the extension and unification of educational practices, used by all those public or private entities, involved as active social educators. Over time, the public education systems in developed or emerging countries, which promote formal education, are illustrating with consistency the practice of a classical education system. In the field of non-formal education there are used more innovating and diverse methods of education, but unfortunately few