ERIC Number: ED126304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Resource Unit for Decision Making Skills Including Values Clarification.
Springfield Public Schools, OR.
The document presents teacher developed ideas for helping students gain skills in the process of decision making through individual and/or group activities. Individual activities are: (1) your own values, (2) case studies on honesty, (3) skills in helping others understand you as a person, (4) anxiety about future or conflict with parental wishes for future, (5) "T" diagram, (6) improving self concept, (7) overcoming apathy, (8) conforming to the standards of others, (9) involvement, and (10) broadening options and the decision making base. Group activities for developing and improving decision making skills focus on the following areas: (1) group decisions, (2) group consensus by problem statement, (3) group agreements, and (4) decision by consensus--six exercises on group decision making which focus on personal expectations, group trust, behavior description, relationship between feelings and behavior, communication skills, and the identification of factors which prevent a person from giving and receiving help from others. Forms for evaluating the decision making activities and a group guidance staff survey after inservice are presented. A 12-page list of resources is included. Some thoughts about the Oregon State University values seminar are presented as well as three additional activities and suggestions for implementation. (EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Springfield Public Schools, OR.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility