Evaluation of Hydrogen Energy Concept from Elementary School to University: Opinions of Energy Systems Engineers on Hydrogen Energy Concept

Kılıç E.

8th International Hydrogen Technologies Congress, Diyarbakır, Turkey, 12 - 15 May 2024, pp.1-5

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Diyarbakır
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-5
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is not only to determine the opinions of energy systems engineers on hydrogen energy but also to evaluate the content of hydrogen energy, which is a renewable energy source, presented in primary, secondary, and university-level education programs. For this purpose, the content of science education programs at the primary and secondary levels has been examined. In addition, the curriculum of science education departments in universities has been examined, and scientific studies conducted in our country on renewable energy sources and hydrogen energy have been evaluated. A reflective journal form consisting of open-ended questions was applied to eight students graduating from the Energy Systems Engineering department of universities to determine their opinions on hydrogen energy. The data obtained were analyzed using the content analysis method. As a result of the research, it is observed that hydrogen energy is not adequately addressed in the primary and secondary education curricula, and in the science education department, there are elective courses related to renewable energy sources. The opinions of energy systems engineers on hydrogen energy will be presented in detail.