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Teachers Why teach rail safety? Publications which inform the design

Publications which inform the design

We have used a number of publications to inform the design of the TrackSAFE Education learning resources, to ensure our evidence base is diverse and thorough. If you are interested in reading more about the approaches we have adopted, please see the publication list below.

Visible Learning

Hattie, J. (2009). Visible learning A synthesis of over 800 meta – analyses relating to achievement.

SOLO Taxonomy

Biggs, J.B., & Collis, K.F. (1982). Evaluating the quality of learning: The SOLO taxonomy. New York: Academic Press.

Hattie, J. & Purdie, N. (1998) The SOLO model: Addressing fundamental measurement issues. In Dart, B. & Boulton-Lewis, G. M. (Eds.) Teaching and learning in higher education. Camberwell, Vic, Australian Council of Educational Research.

Effectiveness of Safety Education

Cahill, H (2006). Devising classroom drug education programs, in Midford, E and Munro, G (eds), Drug education in schools: searching for the silver bullet (pp147-165). Melbourne: IP Communications.

Chamberlain, M and Hook, P (2012). Changing mental models: How recent developments in teaching and learning can be applied to road safety education in schools. Presented at Australasian Road Safety Research, Policy and Education Conference, Wellington NZ 6 October 2012.

European Commission, Directorate General for Transport and Energy (2005). Rose 25: Inventory and Compiling of a European Good Practice Guide on Road Safety Education Targeted at Young People. Available from http://ec.europa.eu/transport/rose25/documents/deliverables/booklet.pdf

Herbert, P C and Lohrmann, DK (2010). ‘It’s all in the delivery! An analysis of instructional strategies from effective Health Education Curricula’, Journal of School Health, 81 (5), 258-264

McKenna, F (2010) Education in Road Safety: Are we getting it right? Report 10/113 United Kingdom: RAC Foundation.

Raftery, S J and Wundersitz, W L N (2011). The Efficacy of Road Safety Education in Schools: A Review of Current Approaches. CASR Report Series. CASR077. South Australia: Centre for Automotive Safety Research, University of Adelaide

Raftery SJ, Wundersitz LN (2011). ‘Road Safety Education: Directions for the future’, 2011 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Perth, 6-9 November 2011.

Rowan, L & Bigum, C (2010) At the hub of it all: knowledge producing schools as sites for educational and social innovation. In Clanfield, D (eds.) The School as Community Hub: Beyond Education’s Iron Cage, pp. 185-203. Quebec: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

SDERA (2009) Principles for School Road Safety Education: A Research Summary. Government of Western Australia, School Drug Education and Road Aware. Available from http://www.det.wa.edu.au/sdera/detcms/navigation/category.jsp?categoryID=1861855

VicRoads (n.d.). Young people’s response to intended ‘shocking’ road safety messages. Arrive Alive! Information Bulletin.

Rail safety data

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (2012) Australian Rail Safety Occurrence Data 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2012. ATSB