ERIC Number: ED371125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Judging: Teaching Decision-Making Skills in the Marketplace. 4-H Manual for Grade Levels 4-12.
Thomason, Deborah J., Ed.
This 4-H manual provides instructions and materials for a consumer education activity. It contains a wide range of activities and learning opportunities for a hypothetical buying situation with several choices or alternatives provided. The manual is designed to teach the participant how to rank the choices and develop oral reasons for that ranking. Information on how the contest works and prizes are awarded appears first. Next, the manual covers what influences reasons for making a purchase, including factors that influence wants or desires and help create a lifestyle. Informational material is also provided on the following: places to shop, information on products available, sources of information on products, why people shop where they do, the decision making process, skills needed in judging, the basic principles of judging, and steps in judging which are: information, observation, comparison, and conclusion. A sample judging card is then provided along with instructions for its use. The next section of the manual provides materials on preparing and presenting oral reason. Important points in giving reasons include: accuracy, organization, delivery, completeness, length, and terms. An example of how to make notes when preparing and giving reasons follows. Also included are a reasons worksheet, reasons score guide, examples and samples, and analysis of a situation statement. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Cooperative Extension Service.