What can riders tell us about motorcycle rider training? A view from the other side of the fence

Rowden, Peter J., Watson, Barry C., & Haworth, Narelle L. (2007) What can riders tell us about motorcycle rider training? A view from the other side of the fence. In 2007 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 17-19 October 2007, Melbourne, Australia.

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Past research has found little empirical support for the effectiveness of motorcycle rider training as a road safety countermeasure. Arguably, one potential reason for this lack of effect is that conventional/current training processes do not typically facilitate effective levels of learning in trainees. Within the broader adult education literature there has been an overwhelming shift towards learner-centred (or student-focused) approaches to teaching and training in recent years. However, to date there have been no studies published that have specifically explored how riders learn during training. This qualitative study explored motorcycle riders' (n=40) experiences of licence training with reference to adult learning issues such as learning styles and motives for training. Additionally, riders' subsequent on-road experiences were reconciled with the information learnt during training. Results are discussed in terms of how motorcycle training should be underpinned by accepted adult learning principles and the influence that the licensing system may have on learning outcomes.

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ID Code: 12725
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see hypertext link).
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 28 Feb 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:34

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