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ERIC Number: ED158182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb-20
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Model for Evaluation of Decision Passages.
Stimac, Michele
In an age when decision making is becoming more and more significant for us human beings as we face dilemmas about whether or not to clone, to engineer behavior on mass scale, to expand or to decrease nuclear power, we educators must assist students to increase their decision-making skills. Many of our students will soon be decision makers for humankind. While we often teach decision-making skills didactically, we do not spend enough time getting students to examine how they are making decisions personally. This paper describes a model for evaluating decision passages. The model has three phases: (1) introduction to and understanding of the concept of decision passages; (2) developing a log of one's decision passages; and (3) evaluating decision-making patterns evident in decision passages. Each phase of the model is presented with examples and illustrations. The model is appropriate for use in several settings: teaching and/or counseling in group setting or in a one-on-one situation. It is an assessment model built on the premise that assessment is a first step to changing behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the California Personnel and Guidance Association (Los Angeles, California, February 17-20, 1978)