Student centred learning and road safety in the later years
Submission Date: 2005
The principles of road safety education have application well beyond the early years. Practical and ?on road? learning experiences delivered within an applied learning framework have a high level of relevancy in the later years. A new senior school certificate introduced in Victorian schools in 2003, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), provides for student centred and discovery-based learning focusing on skills development for life, training and work. As a passage to adult independence, students can engage in a unit of work that provides them an opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of behaviours that affect road safety for young drivers. Achievement is demonstrated through students? self-management, decision-making and interpersonal skills; communication of their learning to others; and understanding of the responsibility they and others have to ensuring a safe use of the roads.