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Enhancing higher-order skills education and assessment in a graduated motorcycle licensing system

Senserrick, T, McRae, D, Wallace, P, de Rome, Elizabeth, Rees, P and Williamson, A 2017, Enhancing higher-order skills education and assessment in a graduated motorcycle licensing system, Safety, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1-17, doi: 10.3390/safety3020014.

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Title Enhancing higher-order skills education and assessment in a graduated motorcycle licensing system
Author(s) Senserrick, T
McRae, D
Wallace, P
de Rome, ElizabethORCID iD for de Rome, Elizabeth orcid.org/0000-0002-7955-6022
Rees, P
Williamson, A
Journal name Safety
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Article ID 14
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2017-06
ISSN 2313-576X
Keyword(s) motorcycle
powered-two-wheeler
graduated licensing
education
training
coaching
testing
competency-based assessment
crashes
Summary Prior to 2016, motorcycle licensing in Victoria, Australia, required off-road (range) skillstesting only, focusing on vehicle-handling skills. The objective of this research was to developan education and assessment curriculum commensurate with best practice that included on-roadcomponents and increased focus on awareness, judgment, and decision-making skills. No singlebest-practice curriculum was identified in the published literature. Therefore, to guide developmentof a new curriculum, a best-practice novice driver education framework, Goals for Driver Education,was adapted into the Goals for Rider Education framework. Applying Training Needs Analysis,the target population of learner motorcyclists was identified as largely male and aged under30 years, with the target crash problem including a high proportion of single-vehicle loss-of-controlcrashes. Tailored content was developed based on exemplary Australian and international curricula,behaviour change theory, and adult learning principles; including transitioning from training tocoaching and from testing to competency-based assessment. The result is Victoria’s new MotorcycleGraduated Licensing System (M-GLS) education and assessment curriculum, comprising three stages:pre-learner (Motorcycle Permit Assessment), learner (Check Ride), and pre-licence (MotorcycleLicence Assessment). Subject to potential refinements and on-going evaluation, this work lays thefoundation for establishing a best-practice approach to novice motorcyclist education for licensure.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/safety3020014
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30095137

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