ERIC Number: ED369123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The "WHOOPS! Quotient" and the Wheel of Right Action: Interactive Methods for Teaching Ethics and Values in the Classroom.
Geddes, LaDonna McMurray; Helmick, Teresa A.
The Wheel of Right Action and the "WHOOPS! Quotient" both offer students an opportunity to integrate values and ethics into real world situations. The Whoops! Quotient asks students to respond to questions regarding how often they have heard or have made statements of a "white lie" nature within the past week. Responses are tallied and a total score indicates how sensitive an individual is to the language that shapes reality and the behavior of others. The Wheel of Right Action incorporates the notion of action by asking students to define a "value," explain when they have used the value last, and asks them to respond to how they might treat the value differently in the future. As well as being instruments in teaching sensitive use of language, the "WHOOPS! Quotient" and the Wheel of Right Action can be used as a bridge into issues such as trust in the development and maintenance of interpersonal relations, consequences as an inherent factor in choice behavior, and development of life values. (Contains 10 references. The WHOOPS! Quotient worksheet, the Wheel of Right Action, and rules for the Wheel of Right Action game are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Language Sensitivity; Questions
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (79th, Miami Beach, FL, November 18-21, 1993).