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ERIC Number: EJ945508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1049-0965
Nudging Students' Creative Problem-Solving Skills
Griffin, Dana
PS: Political Science and Politics, v44 n2 p425-427 Apr 2011
People often make choices that go against their own best interests. In the controversial bestseller "Nudge," Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue that people can benefit from simple "nudges" to improve their decision-making. In an upper-level undergraduate course on political decision-making, I created a series of assignments around "Nudge." In the project, students designed their own "nudges" to solve a variety of political and social problems. Students gave this assignment rave reviews, not only for the course content they learned, but also for what they discovered about their connections to society and its problems. In this article, I describe the assignment and report students' evaluations of it. This assignment could be tailored to any course on political behavior, public policy, or public administration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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