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6 Steps to Become a Knight for Road Safety

STEP 1: “JOIN THE NETWORK!”


Schools apply to join the Network of Pilot schools

 

STEP 2: “GET TRAINED!”


Schools that will be selected to join the Network will receive:

  • Free access to the training material at the KROS Website addressing a variety of road safety topics.
  • During the life cycle of the project there will be training workshops on the use of the training material where teachers can participate. These workshops will have the form of a webinar or on spot training at selected schools. Moreover, 2 training events are planned to take place in Spain and Austria in 2020 as well as a Summer School in Athens in July 2020.

 

STEP 3:  TEACH ROAD SAFETY!


Teachers from different disciplines collaborate across multiple subjects to design integrated interdisciplinary learning activities to connect their otherwise separate subject-specific content. The training resources available at the KROS website offer a range of ideas on implementing relevant activities in the classroom. The proposed activities address major road safety issues that respond to the needs and problems of adolescent road users:

  • Speeding
  • Seat belt use and protection devices
  • Drink driving
  • Distraction
  • Cycling and motorcycling
  • Fatigue & drowsiness
  • Passenger safety
  • Vulnerable Road Users
  • Sustainable and active travel
  • Peer pressure

 

 

STEP 4: TAKE UP YOUR PROJECT!


KROS aims to support schools, teachers and their students to develop educational projects that are proposing solutions to the needs and challenges of their local communities emphasizing the fact that well-being is equivalent to living safely in general, with road safety being a particular vital element of it.

Adopting the Design For Change (DFC) Process, a standard four-step process to guide students to develop their projects is proposed:

  • Feel: Students identify problems or challenges in their local communities. Students observe problems and try to engage with those who are affected, discuss their thoughts and ideas of solution in groups, and make a plan of action, based on scientific evidences.
  • Imagine: Students envision and develop creative solutions that can be replicated easily, reach the maximum number of people, generate long-lasting change, and make a quick impact. They are coming in contact with external actors, they are looking for data to support their ideas and they are proposing a series of solutions.
  • Create: Students are implementing the project and they are interacting with external stakeholders to communicate their findings.
  • Share: Students share their stories through text, photos, video, or slideshows with other schools in the KROS network and local media.

An example of a “Design For Change” project on Road Safety can be found here.

 

STEP 5: EVALUATE KROS


Teachers and schools that will participate at KROS will be asked to fill in some short questionnaires evaluating the project. This will help us upgrade and amend the training material.

 

STEP 6: NOW YOU ARE A CERTIFIED “KNIGHT”!


After completion of the project teachers will become certified "KROS" agents (receive a certificate), get recognition on their projects and inspire other teachers and students across Europe, connect with other schools across Europe, exchange knowledge and good practices!

 


 

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