Experiential Learning for the 21st Century: Using Interactive Augmented Reality to Demonstrate Risk to Children in Outdoor Simulated Road Environments
Keywords: School Safety and Young Driver Education
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation commenced operation of WA´s only children’s road safety experiential learning centre in July 2017. The Safety School provides a hands-on road safety excursion for primary-aged students, combining a fully-functional pedestrian, bike and public transport layout with the latest in education technology. In a world-first, the Safety School uses a purpose-built augmented reality application on handheld tablet devices to allow students and teachers to interact with and make decisions about travel risks overlaid throughout the 3,500 sqm outdoor environment. The curriculum-linked app allows real-time measurement and post-excursion analysis of students´ knowledge and understanding of road safety.