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Objective. In our study, we aim to analyze effective learning methods of energy and environmental education for changing energy saving behavior of children and households.
Results and Discussion. We implemented energy and environmental education to 937 children of 15 elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo, fiscal year 2012. We investigated the relationship between learning method of education and degree of changing energy saving behavior of households and children. According to the results, discussion activities and expression to the home improve the energy saving behavior of both children and households by facilitating communication.
Conclusions. In elementary and junior high schools, teachers have little time to study material and implement environmental education. Because teachers can implement in small time, we suggest discussion activities, which have a spillover effect for improving energy saving behavior in homes by environmental education in elementary and junior high schools.