Originally developed for Sheffield City Council, Engage is a set of learning resources developed with the aim of improving the ability of driving instructors to deliver targeted training relating to:
- Speed choices
- Mobile phones
- Peer pressure
- Seatbelt wearing
All the issues above have been associated with the crash involvement of young drivers or an associated increased level of injury.
The scheme uses a problem-solving approach to education, utilising high quality in-car worksheets and now e-based learning modules.
The in-car worksheets use a ‘sandwich’ delivery method, made up of a short in-car introduction facilitated by the instructor followed by a simple ‘homework’ element and then a final in-car summary. This approach is called a micro-lesson within the scheme. As the ‘Engage’ learner driver content is delivered through the licence acquisition phase of the learning process, all learners are influenced by the scheme rather than a self-selecting group returning for further training.
Coaching approaches are used to encourage the learner‘s own self-evaluation skills. These skills are critical in the development of a learner’s ability to maximise their own problem solving abilities.