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ERIC Number: ED310971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Decision Making: An Overlooked Basic Skill.
Craycraft, Kenneth
Decision making should be viewed as a deliberate process that can be taught as a basic classroom skill. Common myths and problems surrounding decision making are discussed. The purpose of initiating decision making opportunities is to promote creativity, not conformity. Five suggested steps for the process are: (1) explore the many alternatives available to resolve the issue/problem; (2) evaluate the plausibility of each solution; (3) make the decision/choice; (4) defend (justify) the decision/selection/resolution; (5) act and review. Students should practice the decision making process in the classroom to develop skills. Weighing the risks is also discussed. (PPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A