Development and evaluation of computer based pedestrian training resource for children aged 5-11 years

Hugh Foot, A. Tolmie, J. Thomson, K. Whelan, P. Sarvary, S. Morrison

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Abstract

Practical training in pedestrian skills is known to be highly effective at improving the performance of children as young as 5 years of age. When conducted at the roadside,however, this training can be time-consuming, labour intensive, and subject to disruptionfrom poor weather and a lack of traffic situations of the types required. Training based on simulations offers a way round these difficulties, and experimental work suggests it has thepotential to yield learning of comparable levels to roadside training. The current projectaimed to realise this potential by producing computer-based training materials covering arange of pedestrian skills within a single programme. The effectiveness of this programmewas then evaluated via an implementation study involving children aged 5 to 11 years.
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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NameRoad Safety Research Report
PublisherDTLR

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Keywords

  • computer based training
  • road safety
  • pedestrians
  • children
  • simulation
  • child psychology

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Foot, H., Tolmie, A., Thomson, J., Whelan, K., Sarvary, P., & Morrison, S. (2002). Development and evaluation of computer based pedestrian training resource for children aged 5-11 years. (Road Safety Research Report).
Foot, Hugh ; Tolmie, A. ; Thomson, J. ; Whelan, K. ; Sarvary, P. ; Morrison, S. / Development and evaluation of computer based pedestrian training resource for children aged 5-11 years. 2002. (Road Safety Research Report).
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2002. (Road Safety Research Report).

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Foot H, Tolmie A, Thomson J, Whelan K, Sarvary P, Morrison S. Development and evaluation of computer based pedestrian training resource for children aged 5-11 years. 2002. (Road Safety Research Report).