Using external providers

Principals and teachers have primary responsibility for education programs in schools.  They need to consider the expertise and approaches of external providers or individuals in the delivery of road safety education.

Research says that all external experiences need pre and post teacher delivered activities. One off speakers or sessions, isolated from the context of a planned approach to education will have minimal effect to positively change young road user behaviours.

Best practice road safety education advocates that students be actively engaged in their learning as opposed to being a passive observer.

If considering engaging an external provider use these guidelines for engaging external providers for Road Safety Education to help decide if it suitable.

Source: What doesn't work for young road users and why, Road Safety Education, Victoria, 2013

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