TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION TRAINING for STUDENT TEACHERS
This paper describes a recently piloted program to provide professional development for trainee teachers to include Traffic Safety Education (TSE) in school programs. It includes cooperation between three agencies: the University, the Department of Employment, Education and Training and VicRoads. The program targets two groups:
? graduate diploma of education students
? the schools in which they do their teaching practice.
The program shows how student teachers become mentors for the target schools by:
? undergoing certification of 2 days training in Bike Ed
? completing 2 days Curriculum training including:
- rationale for TSE
- integrating traffic safety into the school curriculum
- developing a unit of work using VicRoads resources.
? delivery of the TSE Units the students have developed in selected schools
? evaluation of the program
? follow up of the student teachers in the school of their first appointment.