The use of Digital Technology to Evaluate School Pupils' Grasp of Energy Sustainability

Christopher Weeks, Charles Delalonde, Chris Preist

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This paper discusses the implementation of a smartphone application designed to help develop school pupils' knowledge in relation to a number of energy sustainability questions. This was then used as a method for collecting both quantitative and qualitative data from teachers to help us better understand the school pupils' levels of knowledge, engagement and awareness of energy sustainability. The paper then takes a critical review of the application and shows that it succeeded in spreading the expert knowledge of EDF Energy's staff members, but failed to generate new habitual sustainable behaviours in the school pupils.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '16 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI
Subtitle of host publicationConference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781450340823
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 2016


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