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Abstract Title: Using physics lectures to change students' belief about road safety
Abstract: In the context of a road accident prevention program for students in the age of 16-18 years, conducted by the state police of Northrhine-Westphalia in Germany, a physics lecture was developed to further change students' beliefs about road safety.
The lecture consisted of different work assignments (computer simulation as well as pencil and paper worksheets) for small groups of students, all about various physical aspects of road traffic.
This lecture was evaluated in a Pre-Post-Design, just before the prevention program, two weeks later and three months later. The results showed that a significant change in students' beliefs in a desired direction occurred.

In the poster, the development process (based on the design-based-research process) of this lecture will be shown. All stages of the development, especially the statistic findings are depicted. Further implications of the evaluation of this lecture will also be shown.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jeremias Weber
Universität zu Köln
Gronewaldstrasse 2
Cologne, Germany, Non U.S. 50931