The Development of child road safety competence : the new approach tо road safety education

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Vilkonis, Rytis (2005)
  • Journal: Spring University. Changing education in a changing society, volume 2,005, pages 241-248 (issn: 1822-2196)
  • Subject: Lithuania ; Children ; Competence ; E ; Education ; Pedestrians ; Road safety ; School

The education and information are the strategies of the Road safety. However, some of the documents and scientific findings revealed the chaotic, desultory and theoretically groundless Road safety education and it can be stated that Road safety education system in Lithuania is still being established. The shortage of the theoretical and empirical base of Road safety education is slowing down the process of the system development. Aim of the research is to disclose the assumptions for development of the children's road safety competence in the primary school and their im­provement, to interpret these assumptions theoretically and to examine in conditions of the natural educational experiment. Results of educational experiment are submitted in this clause. It was established, that Road safety education in a primary school trying to develop child road safety competence, creating conditions for pupils to get not only knowledge, but also ability, and desire to create more safe traffic environment, actually is more effective in comparison with training leaning on direct oral transfer of knowledge, demanding to apply knowledge practically.
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