ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION IN THE SCOTTISH CURRICULUM

The potential of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) as a means of teaching road safety had not yet been evaluated nor compared with the use and impact of road safety education (RSE) resources in more traditional formats, when the Scottish Executive commissioned BITER to investigate the role of ICT in RSE. The main aim of the project was to evaluate the use of ICT in RSE in Scottish schools and the future potential of ICT for the effective teaching of road safety issues to younger and older children. The specific objectives of the research were: to document what is currently available and being developed in the IT field for use as an RSE resource in schools; to establish what type of IT resource is the most extensively used for RSE in Scottish schools and why; to obtain the views of teachers, pupils and Road Safety Officers on IT as a medium for RSE; to identify the strengths and weaknesses of IT as a medium for RSE, as compared with more traditional teaching methods; to explore the use of IT based road safety resources in the context of the wider use of IT as a teaching medium in schools; and to evaluate both the potential of the medium of IT as a basis for future road safety resources and the extent to which IT can be integrated successfully into RSE. As part of its review, the research was also to look at the use and effectiveness of the CD-ROM Smart Moves, which was launched by the SRSC in 1997. This, an interactive CD-Rom, aimed at the 10-14 age group, featured four main characters as they addressed a range of road safety themes. (A) An annex to the report includes some information on the road safety software Rosalind.

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  • Authors:
    • Graham, T
  • Publication Date: 2000

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 29 p.
  • Serial:
    • CM 4604
    • Publisher: STATIONERY OFFICE
    • ISSN: 0950-2254

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00793669
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7480-9668-X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jun 15 2000 12:00AM