STEPPING SLOWLY. A SHORT COURSE IN TRAFFIC EDUCATION FOR SLOW LEARNERS

The article describes the use of step (schools traffic education programme) material in an eight week course as part of a remedial science course for third year pupils at a Bedford comprehensive school. The material to motivate slow learners needs to be new, exciting, relevant and practical. Some of the problems associated with the instruction of slow learners, such as short attention spans, poor memories and poor visual-motor coordination, are discussed. The authors give a basic outline of the course, which is directed towards an understanding of the dangers of road traffic, especially two-wheeled vehicles, and includes some riding practice on mopeds. The course is also aimed at promoting knowledge of the highway code. The scientific aspects of riding a moped, such as stability and braking, are considered. A simple interrogative work book is produced, giving instructions for the performance of experiments and providing a reference for future use. Pupils are tested at a the end of the course by a short written paper and a practical riding test. (TRRL)

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    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 

    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 

    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 
  • Authors:
    • WRIGHT, P
    • Fisher, M
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-11
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Education
    • Volume: 5
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Step Management Services, Limited
    • ISSN: 0142-0402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM