Gamification, coding and crossing the road: Innovation in school road safety education in Queensland
Submission Date: 2019
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) aims to drive culture change in road safety, including through whole-of-life education. Schools are an essential channel. In Queensland, road safety is an optional part of the curriculum. In 2015, TMR reviewed its resource offering and determined a new approach was needed. The new online program Journi was designed to address customer needs through at least three innovative approaches: gamification to promote engagement; links to new curriculum requirements for digital technologies; and provision of practical tools for teachers. TMR is monitoring Journi and planning an evaluation. Results will inform further development.