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Shaping the future – Discovering renewable energy with children


This was a VRD Foundation for Renewable Energy funded project granted to Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund, Prof. Dr. Manuela Welzel-Breuer and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Storrer (2011-2015).

The working group III (headed by Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund) aimed at developing and empirically validating a competency model and associated assessment instrument for describing the systemic thinking competencies of kindergarten students with regard to the topic renewable energy.

The phase 2014-2015 aimed at improving and shortening the existing assessment instrument (developed by Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund, Janine Handrick and Julia Schlenker) in order to facilitate its use by kindergarten teachers, including the assessment of competency kindergarten students’ competency.