Lesson Plan

Take the Pressure Down: Learning to Drive and Communication

Secondary School In-Class Interactive Learning Health and PE Year 9 Year 10
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Learning to drive can be a great way to strengthen the relationship between the learner driver and the supervising driver, often a parent or carer. However, it can also be a stressful experience for both.

In this lesson, students look at ways of communicating with the supervising driver that can build partnerships, develop communication skills and lower stress in the car. They undertake a group activity to dissect different types of communication to see how each can decrease stress, and they undertake scenario-based role play to practise communication skills in the context of learning to drive.

Curriculum Alignment

This activity supports:

  • Plan, rehearse and evaluate options (including CPR and first aid) for managing situations where their own or others’ health, safety and wellbeing may be at risk (VCHPEP144)
  • Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses to health and wellbeing (VCHPEP147)

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