To learn how to make decisions through a process of scientific reasoning.
Explain to the class that you are going to teach about a scientific way to make decisions. The steps are:
Explain that this approach to decision making requires students to consider each alternative carefully, to gather information, to look at the consequences of each alternative, and to weigh which is the best option.
Divide the class into small groups and give each one a vignette (see PDF worksheet file). Have them discuss the problem posed and determine possible solutions. Have them follow the guide questions to determine as a group what they should do. Present each group’s decision to the class.
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