ERIC Number: ED336524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Decision Making and Problem Solving. A Resource Manual for Business Educators.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.
This manual contains materials that business teachers can use to teach their students decision-making and problem-solving skills. Each of the five sections can be used individually or in sequence. The following topics are covered: decision making; approaches to problem solving; everyday life problem solving; creative problem solving; and business problem solving. Most sections contain handout material delineating recommended processes, model exercises, techniques useful to each process, and ideas for practicing the techniques. A prefactory section called "Notes to the Teacher" discusses learning objectives, sources of decisions to make or problems to solve, and keys to success. A rationale for teaching decision making and problem solving is also provided, and a 25-item bibliography is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Education, Classroom Techniques, Decision Making, Decision Making Skills, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Instructional Materials Laboratory, University of Missouri, 2316 Industrial Drive, Columbia, MO 65202 (order no. 20-0100-I: $7.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Instructional Materials Lab.