Making in-class skills training more effective: The scope for interactive videos to complement the delivery of practical pedestrian training
British Journal of Educational Technology Volume 46, Number 6, ISSN 0007-1013 e-ISSN 0007-1013 Publisher: Wiley
Skills and awareness of young pedestrians can be improved with on-street practical pedestrian training, often delivered in schools in the UK by local authorities with the intention of improving road safety. This training is often supplemented by in-class paper-based worksheet activities that are seen to be less effective than practical training in that they focus on knowledge acquisition rather than directly improving the correct application of safe pedestrian skills at the roadside. Previous research indicates that interactive video tools have the potential to develop procedural skills while offering an engaging road safety educational experience, which could positively impact on road crossing behaviour.
Hammond, J., Cherrett, T. & Waterson, B. (2015). Making in-class skills training more effective: The scope for interactive videos to complement the delivery of practical pedestrian training. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(6), 1344-1353. Wiley.