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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
College Awareness of Road Safety is a collaborative course-based multidisciplinary CBR project between students and staff at Dublin Institute of Technology and the Garda [police] Road Safety Unit, begun in 2007/8. Both partners describe this collaborative research model, whose aim is to improve awareness of road safety among the target group of 17-24 year olds - i.e. students themselves - by engaging them in course-based research. This paper presents both perspectives on the benefits of mentoring in this model, where academic staff from various disciplines and the Road Safety Unit mentor students to creatively develop individual approaches to road safety-related research.
Bates, C., McAllister, J.: Learning From an Irish Multidisciplinary Collaborative Project Where Students are in the Community. International Journal of Community Based Research, no. 10, May, 2012, p.9-11.