In-class instruction

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The classroom instruction consists of 8 units (shown below) and some home-link assignments. This will educate the new drivers on Ontario road rules and regulations, safe and defensive driving and how to operate and maintain a vehicle. Each unit is for 2 hours and 30 minutes.
The textbooks used in the course are the “ADEPT Student Workbook” and the latest version of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation “Drivers Handbook”.

BENEFITS OF IN-CLASS LEARNING

There are many concepts, a new driver should be taught which can be explained very well in groups of students in a classroom rather than individually in a vehicle. The cost to the student is much less when an instructor deal with a group of students at one time, rather than with a lone student. Also a few hours of in- class instruction are much cheaper than a few hours of in-vehicle instruction.
Attending in-class instruction generally reduces the number of in-vehicle lessons needed. The instructor does not have to spend the in –vehicle instruction time explaining things that could have been taught very well during the in-class instruction.
Attending in-class instruction also saves in-vehicle instruction time, because the student may learn faster due to the instructional groundwork that has been already done in the classroom. The classroom videos, visual aids, exercises, case studies, group assignments and games are designed to reduce the learning time.

CLASSROOM COURSE SCHEDULE

Weekend courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. (includes 30 min break). Students will do two units each day and complete the in-class instruction in two weekends.

Evening courses are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6.00 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. (includes 15 min break). Students will do one unit each day and complete the in-class instruction in four weeks.

Four day condense courses are held on four week days continuously from 9.00a.m to 2.30 p.m. (includes 30 min break), covering two units on each day. These courses are normally held on holidays. (March break, Christmas, New Year and School holidays).

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COURSE TOPICS
UNIT TOPICS
Unit 1: Rules of the road
  • Introduction to Beginner Driver Education Course
  • Traffic Laws and Regulations
  • Traffic control Devices
Unit 2: The vehicle and its components
  • Basic vehicle components
  • Pre-trip checks: External and Internal
Unit 3: Vehicle handling
  • Controlling the vehicle safely and responsively
  • Traction,friction and benefit of tire inflation
  • Collision avoidance and basic maneuvers
  • Principles of skid control and slide control
Unit 4: Driver behavior
  • Driving behavior for different driving conditions
  • Control over emotions
  • Positive driving attitudes and behavior
  • Decision-making
Unit 5: Respect and responsibility
  • Responding emergency situation
  • Leadership in promoting safe driving
  • Environmentally conscious and efficient driving
  • Lifelong learning approach to driving
Unit 6: Sharing the road
  • Cooperative driving
  • Appropriate communication with other drivers
Unit 7: Attention
  • Impaired driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Managing attention
Unit 8: Perception and risk management
  • Safe and proper observation skills
  • Accurate perception of personal limits, abilities and tolerance
  • Accurate risk perception
  • Recognition and avoidance of collision situations
  • Potential hazards of driving and effective responses
  • Effective decision making to ensure safe driving
  • Driving actions to minimize risk